Valga County

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Valga County
County of Estonia
Skyline of Valga County
Flag of Valga County
Flag
Coat of arms of Valga County
Coat of arms
Location of Valga County
Country Estonia
Capital Valga
Government
 • Governor Margus Lepik
Area
 • Total 2,043.53 km2 (789.01 sq mi)
Population (Jan 2009[1])
 • Total 34,135
 • Density 17/km2 (43/sq mi)
ISO 3166 code EE-82
Vehicle registration G
Website www.valgamaa.ee

Valga County (Estonian: Valga maakond), or Valgamaa, is one of 15 counties of Estonia. Its capital is Valga, which is located on the Estonian-Latvian border. It is situated in southern part of the country and borders Põlva County and Võru County to the east, Latvia to the south and to the west, Viljandi County and Tartu County to the north. 34,135 people live in Valga County – constituting 2.5% of the total population in Estonia (as of January 2009).[1]

History[edit]

County Government[edit]

The County Government (Estonian: Maavalitsus) is led by Governor (Estonian: maavanem), who is appointed by the Government of Estonia for a term of five years. Currently the Governor position is held by Margus Lepik.

Municipalities[edit]

The county is subdivided into municipalities. There are 2 urban municipalities (Estonian: linnad – towns) and 11 rural municipalities (Estonian: vallad – parishes) in Valga County.

Municipalities of Valga County

Urban municipalities:

Rural municipalities:

Geography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population by sex, ethnic nationality and County, 1 January". stat.ee. Statistics Estonia. 1 January 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-18. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 57°52′N 26°10′E / 57.867°N 26.167°E / 57.867; 26.167