Virtsu

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Virtsu
Virtsu is located in Estonia
Virtsu
Virtsu
Coordinates: 58°34′12″N 23°31′26″E / 58.57000°N 23.52389°E / 58.57000; 23.52389Coordinates: 58°34′12″N 23°31′26″E / 58.57000°N 23.52389°E / 58.57000; 23.52389
Country Estonia
County Lääne County
Parish Hanila Parish
Population (2011 Census[1])
 • Total 539
Time zone EET (UTC+2)

Virtsu is a small borough (alevik) in Hanila Parish, Lääne County, Estonia. It lies on the Western coast of continental Estonia, and a location of the main port for traffic to and from Saaremaa, the largest island of Estonia. The corresponding port on Saaremaa's side is Kuivastu, located on the island of Muhu. Muhu and Saaremaa are distinct islands, but are connected with the largest causeway in Estonia, the Väinatamm.

As of 2011 Census, the settlement's population was 539.[1]

Puhtu peninsula, a former island, belong to Virtsu.

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