Alu, Estonia

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Small borough
Alu Manor
Alu Manor
Alu is located in Estonia
Location in Estonia
Coordinates: 59°01′25″N 24°45′51″E / 59.02361°N 24.76417°E / 59.02361; 24.76417Coordinates: 59°01′25″N 24°45′51″E / 59.02361°N 24.76417°E / 59.02361; 24.76417
Country Estonia
County Rapla County
Municipality Rapla Parish
First mentioned 1241[1]
 • Total c. 950

Alu is a small borough (Estonian: alevik) in Rapla Parish, Rapla County, Estonia. It's located about 3 km (2 mi) northwest of the town of Rapla. Alu has a population of c. 950.[2]

Alu was first mentioned in 1241 as Alafæ village in the Danish Census Book.

Alu manor[edit]

Alu Manor was first mentioned in 1409 as Alven (later known as Allo). The present main building, designed by Paul Friedrich Wilhelm Alisch, is one of the best examples of Neo-Gothic style in Estonia. The building is surrounded by an 11 ha park with seven ponds. After the dispossession from 1923 to 1955 a local grammar school operated in the main building. Since 1999 it houses a training centre for the Estonian Defence League.[1][3]

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  1. ^ a b "Alu alevik" (in Estonian). Retrieved 23 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Alu alevik" (in Estonian). Rapla vald. Retrieved 23 July 2012.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  3. ^ "Alu mõis" (in Estonian). Kaitseliit. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 

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