Vasalemma

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Vasalemma
Small borough
Vasalemma manor main building
Vasalemma manor main building
Vasalemma is located in Estonia
Vasalemma
Vasalemma
Location in Estonia
Coordinates: 59°14′15″N 24°17′36″E / 59.23750°N 24.29333°E / 59.23750; 24.29333Coordinates: 59°14′15″N 24°17′36″E / 59.23750°N 24.29333°E / 59.23750; 24.29333
Country  Estonia
County Flag of et-Harju maakond.svg Harju County
Municipality EE Vasalemma fl.gif Vasalemma Parish
Population (2011 Census[1])
 • Total 879

Vasalemma is a small borough (Estonian: alevik) in Harju County, northwestern Estonia. As of 2011 Census, the settlement's population was 879, of which the Estonians were 711 (80.9%).[1]

Vasalemma has a station on the Elektriraudtee western route.

Vasalemma manor[edit]

Vasalemma (German: Wassalem) estate was founded in 1825 and in 1890-93 the present manor house was erected by Baltic German landowner Eduard von Baggehufwudt. The architect was Konstantin Wilcken, who designed the house in a bare limestone neo-Gothic style. Several interior details have survived from this period, such as wainscoting, coffered ceilings and pig-iron ovens.[2][3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Number and share of Estonians by place of residence (settlement)". Statistics Estonia. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Sakk, Ivar (2004). Estonian Manors - A Travelogue. Tallinn: Sakk & Sakk OÜ. p. 34. ISBN 9949-10-117-4. 
  3. ^ Viirand, Tiiu (2004). Estonia. Cultural Tourism. Kunst Publishers. p. 56. ISBN 9949-407-18-4. 

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