Võhma

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Võhma
Town and municipality
Flag of Võhma
Flag
Coat of arms of Võhma
Coat of arms
Võhma is located in Estonia
Võhma
Võhma
Location in Estonia
Coordinates: 58°38′N 25°33′E / 58.633°N 25.550°E / 58.633; 25.550
Country  Estonia
County Viljandimaa lipp.svg Viljandi County
Government
 • Mayor Avo Põder (Centre Party)
Population (01.01.2006)
 • Total 1,544
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Website vov.matti.ee/vohmalv

Võhma (German: Wöchma) is a town and municipality in central Estonia, in Viljandi County. It has a population of 1411 (as of 1 January 2010).

History[edit]

The settlement dates to the sixteenth century. It began to grow when a railway station was opened in 1899. Võhma was named a borough in 1945 and a town in 1993. In the period from 1928 to 1996 it was largely known for its slaughterhouse. The closure of the slaughterhouse caused a spike in unemployment, but the town has somewhat rebounded since then.

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Coordinates: 58°37′59″N 25°33′00″E / 58.633°N 25.550°E / 58.633; 25.550