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Kiidjärve watermill by the Ahja River.
Kiidjärve watermill by the Ahja River.
Kiidjärve is located in Estonia
Location in Estonia
Coordinates: 58°08′08″N 27°00′48″E / 58.13556°N 27.01333°E / 58.13556; 27.01333Coordinates: 58°08′08″N 27°00′48″E / 58.13556°N 27.01333°E / 58.13556; 27.01333
Country Estonia
County Põlva County
Municipality Vastse-Kuuste Parish
Population (2011 Census[1])
 • Total 168

Kiidjärve is a village in Vastse-Kuuste Parish, Põlva County in southeastern Estonia. It's located about 9 km (6 mi) north of the town of Põlva and about 30 km (19 mi) southeast of the city of Tartu, by the Tartu–Pechory railway and the Ahja River. The village territory includes Saesaare Reservoir with hydroelectric power station and Valgesoo bog (Landscape protection area).

As of 2011 Census, the settlement's population was 168.[1]

In Kiidjärve, there's a railway halt on Edelaraudtee's TartuKoidula line, but is served by only one train a day. The journey from/to Tartu takes about 45 minutes.[2]

Kiidjärve is home to "Maarja Village" (Maarja Küla), home of young adults with learning disabilities.[3]

Kiidjärve Manor[edit]

Kiidjärve was the location of Kiidjärve Manor, first mentioned in the end of the 17th century. At first it belonged to the Zöge family, but changed the owner very often thereinafter. The last baron E. von Maydell built a red brick watermill on the Ahja River in 1914. In 1922 the manor was dispossessed and gifted to Independence War veteran Victor Mutt. The manor's classicist wooden main building was destroyed during a fire in 1950. In 2003 a new culture house-library was built on the site. The surrounding park was created on the second half of the 18th century, and was taken under natural protection in 1972.[4]

Notable people[edit]

  • Actress Ene Järvis (born 1947) was born in Kiidjärve.
  • Singer and television journalist Kalmer Tennosaar (1928–2004) was born in Kiidjärve.



  1. ^ a b "Population by place of residence (settlement), sex and age". Statistics Estonia. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "E-Ticket Office". Edelaraudtee. Archived from the original on 23 October 2013. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Contact". Maarja Küla. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Kiidjärve mõisa park" (in Estonian). Environmental Board. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 

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