Viljandi County

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Viljandi County
County of Estonia
Skyline of Viljandi County
Flag of Viljandi County
Flag
Coat of arms of Viljandi County
Coat of arms
Location of Viljandi County
Country Estonia
Capital Viljandi
Government
 • Governor Kalle Küttis
Area
 • Total 3,422.49 km2 (1,321.43 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 47,599
 • Density 14/km2 (36/sq mi)
ISO 3166 code EE-84
Vehicle registration D
Website www.viljandimaa.ee

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. In January 2009 Viljandi County had a population of 55,657 – constituting 4.2% of the population of Estonia.[1]

History[edit]

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[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 Lembit Kruuse.

Municipalities[edit]

The county is subdivided into municipalities. There are 3 urban municipalities (Estonian: linnad – towns) and 9 rural municipalities (Estonian: vallad – parishes) in Viljandi County.

Urban municipalities:

Municipalities of Viljandi County

Rural municipalities:

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]


Coordinates: 58°20′N 25°35′E / 58.333°N 25.583°E / 58.333; 25.583