Kaali, Estonia

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Kaali
Village
Country  Estonia
County Saare County
Parish Pihtla Parish
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
The village school at Kaali.

Kaali is a village in Pihtla Parish, Saare County in western Estonia, 18 kilometres (11 mi) from Kuressaare, the island capital. Valjala, to the north-east, is the nearest town.

The village is the site of the Kaali crater, actually a series of craters formed by meteorite impacts more than 4,000 years ago.[1] The main crater has become well-known and is now a popular tourist destination. Supporting a museum, cafeteria, shop, and hotel,[2] the crater has led to tourism becoming an important part of Kaali's economy.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Details on the island tourist website.
  2. ^ Hotel and Museum joint website here.


Coordinates: 58°22′19″N 22°40′10″E / 58.37194°N 22.66944°E / 58.37194; 22.66944