Jõelähtme Parish

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Jõelähtme Parish
Jõelähtme vald
Jägala waterfall
Jägala waterfall
Flag of Jõelähtme Parish
Coat of arms of Jõelähtme Parish
Jõelähtme Parish within Harju County.
Jõelähtme Parish within Harju County.
CountryEstonia
CountyHarju County
Administrative centreJõelähtme
Government
 • MayorAndrus Umboja
Area
 • Total210.86 km2 (81.41 sq mi)
Population
 (01.01.2020)
 • Total6,547Decrease[1]
ISO 3166 codeEE-245
Websitewww.joelahtme.ee

Jõelähtme Parish (Estonian: Jõelähtme vald) is a rural municipality in Harju County, north-western Estonia. It had a population of 5,351 (as of 1 January 2012) and an area of 210.86 km2 (81.41 sq mi), the population density is 25.3770/km2 (65.726/sq mi)[2]

The administrative centre of Jõelähtme Parish is Jõelähtme village. It is located 20 km east from the centre of Estonia's capital, Tallinn.

History[edit]

Established in 1816.

During World War II, 6,000 Jews and Roma were murdered by Estonian Nazi collaborators under German supervision. Mass executions were carried out on sand dunes called Kalevi-Liiva where a memorial has been erected.

Local government[edit]

Current mayor (vallavanem) is Andrus Umboja[3] and chairman of the council (volikogu esimees) is Art Kuum.[4]

Geography[edit]

Settlements[edit]

There are 2 small boroughs (est: alevikud, sg. - alevik) and 34 villages (est: külad, sg. - küla) in Jõelähtme Parish.

Small boroughs: Kostivere, Loo.

Villages: Aruaru, Haapse, Haljava, Ihasalu, Iru, Jägala, Jägala-Joa, Jõelähtme, Jõesuu, Kaberneeme, Kallavere, Koila, Koipsi, Koogi, Kostiranna, Kullamäe, Liivamäe, Loo, Maardu, Manniva, Neeme, Nehatu, Parasmäe, Rammu, Rebala, Rohusi, Ruu, Saha, Sambu, Saviranna, Ülgase, Uusküla, Vandjala, Võerdla.

Landmarks[edit]

Drone video of stone cist graves in Jõelähtme

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Elanike arv - Eesti Linnade ja Valdade Liit".
  2. ^ "Population figure and composition". Statistics Estonia. Retrieved 9 June 2012.
  3. ^ "Vallavalitsus" (in Estonian). Jõelähtme Vallavalitsus. Retrieved 11 December 2009.
  4. ^ "Vallavolikogu koosseis" (in Estonian). Jõelähtme Vallavalitsus. Retrieved 11 December 2009.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 59°27′N 25°08′E / 59.450°N 25.133°E / 59.450; 25.133