Jõgeva County

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Jõgeva County
County of Estonia
Skyline of Jõgeva County
Flag of Jõgeva County
Flag
Coat of arms of Jõgeva County
Coat of arms
Location of Jõgeva County
CountryEstonia
CapitalJõgeva
Government
 • GovernorViktor Svjatõšev
Area
 • Total2,603.83 km2 (1,005.34 sq mi)
Population (2017)
 • Total31,368
 • Rank10th
 • Density12/km2 (31/sq mi)
Ethnicity
 • Estonians91.4%
 • Russians6.7%
 • other1.9%
ISO 3166 codeEE-49
Vehicle registrationJ
Websitewww.jogevamaa.ee

Jõgeva County (Estonian: Jõgeva maakond), or Jõgevamaa, is one of 15 counties of Estonia. It is situated in eastern part of the country and borders Ida-Viru County to the north-east, Lake Peipus to the east, Tartu County to the south, Viljandi County to the south-west, Järva County to the north-west and Lääne-Viru County to the north.

History[edit]

Jõgeva County or Jõgevamaa was created January 1, 1990 from a parts of Viljandimaa and Tartumaa counties.[1]

County government[edit]

The County government (Estonian: Maavalitsus) is led by a governor (Estonian: maavanem), who is appointed by the Government of Estonia for a term of five years. Since 2009, the governor position has been held by Viktor Svjatõšev.

Municipalities[edit]

The county is subdivided into municipalities. There are 3 rural municipalities (Estonian: vallad – parishes) in Jõgeva County.

Rank Municipality Type Population
(2018)[2]
Area
km2[2]
Density[2]
1 Jõgeva Parish Rural 13,889 1,038 13.4
2 Mustvee Parish Rural 5,643 615 9.2
3 Põltsamaa Parish Rural 10,012 891 11.2

See also[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://entsyklopeedia.ee/artikkel/j%C3%B5gevamaa3
  2. ^ a b c "Elanike demograafiline jaotus maakonniti". Kohaliku omavalitsuse portaal. Retrieved 2 April 2018.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 58°42′N 26°24′E / 58.700°N 26.400°E / 58.700; 26.400