Vahase

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Vahase
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Geography
Location Gulf of Riga
Coordinates 58°08′N 22°28′E / 58.133°N 22.467°E / 58.133; 22.467Coordinates: 58°08′N 22°28′E / 58.133°N 22.467°E / 58.133; 22.467
Area 65.52 ha (161.9 acres)
Coastline 6.5 km (4.04 mi)
Highest elevation 4.3 m (14.1 ft)
Country
Estonia
County Saare County
Municipality Kaarma Parish
Settlement Abruka village

Vahase is a 65.52 ha (161.9 acres)[1] Estonian islet in the Gulf of Riga. It's located about 200 m (660 ft) west of the island of Abruka. Administratively Vahase belongs to the Abruka village in Kaarma Parish, Saare County.

Vahase arose from the sea about thousand years ago. The island has a tiny forest with junipers, oaks, and pines.

Because of shallow water Vahase is accessible from Abruka by foot. There's only one farmstead on the island.

Writer Albert Uustulnd has described Vahase in his novel Tuulte tallermaa.

Vahase (left) on the satellite image with neighbouring islands.


See also[edit]

List of islands of Estonia

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vahase saar" (in Estonian). EELIS – Estonian Nature Infosystem. Retrieved 24 May 2011.