Valtu

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Valtu
Village
Windmill in Valtu village
Windmill in Valtu village
Valtu is located in Estonia
Valtu
Valtu
Coordinates: 58°59′N 24°51′E / 58.983°N 24.850°E / 58.983; 24.850Coordinates: 58°59′N 24°51′E / 58.983°N 24.850°E / 58.983; 24.850
Country  Estonia
County Rapla County
Parish Rapla Parish
Population (2011)
 • Total 218
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Valtu is a village in Rapla Parish, Rapla County in northwestern Estonia.

Valtu Manor (in Swedish Waldau, in Estonian Valtu mõis) is a ruined and partially rebuilt manor in Valtu. The first record of the manor was in 1412. From 1588-1828 the Tiesenhausen family owned the manor and it was later owned by families named Stackelberg, Ungern von Sternberg, and Meidel. During this time it was considered to be a work of classic Estonian architecture.[1]

The main building was burned during the Revolution of 1905. Its ruins were destroyed, but several outbuildings have been restored. A Dutch windmill built about 1815 on the site and the Manor are officially listed as part of Estonia's cultural heritage.[2][3]

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