Laatre

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Laatre
Small borough
Laatre is located in Estonia
Laatre
Laatre
Location in Estonia
Coordinates: 57°52′06″N 26°14′54″E / 57.86833°N 26.24833°E / 57.86833; 26.24833Coordinates: 57°52′06″N 26°14′54″E / 57.86833°N 26.24833°E / 57.86833; 26.24833
Country Estonia
County Valga County
Municipality Tõlliste Parish
First mentioned 1555
Area
 • Total 2.024 km2 (0.781 sq mi)
Population (01.01.2011[1])
 • Total 238
 • Density 120/km2 (300/sq mi)

Laatre is a small borough (alevik) in Valga County in southern Estonia, located about 16 km northeast of the town of Estonia. It is the administrative centre of Tõlliste Parish. Laatre has a population of 238 (as of 2011) and an area of 2.024 km².[1]

Laatre Manor (Välek, later Fölk) was first mentioned in 1555. The name "Laatre" is derived from one of the owners of the manor the Platers.[2]

There are two churches in Laatre: St. Lawrence Lutheran church and Orthodox church.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Laatre alevik" (in Estonian). Tõlliste vald. Retrieved 12 May 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Laatre alevik" (in Estonian). eestigiid.ee. Retrieved 12 May 2011.