Viljandi County (Estonian: Viljandi maakond or Viljandimaa, German: Kreis Fellin), is one of 15 counties of Estonia. It is located in southern Estonia bordering Pärnu, Järva, Jõgeva, Tartu and Valga counties. 55,657 people live in Viljandi County – constituting 4.2% of the total population in Estonia (as of January 2009).
Viljandimaa, under the German name of Kreis Fellin, was an important centre of commerce and power in the Middle Ages. Today, there are a number of castle ruins there dating from this time.
County government 
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 Kalle Küttis.
The county is subdivided into municipalities. There are 3 urban municipalities (Estonian: linnad – towns) and 12 rural municipalities (Estonian: vallad – parishes) in Viljandi County.
Municipalities of Viljandi County
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Coordinates: 58°20′N 25°35′E / 58.333°N 25.583°E