Letipea

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Letipea
Village
Letipea lighthouse
Letipea lighthouse
Letipea is located in Estonia
Letipea
Letipea
Location in Estonia
Coordinates: 59°32′50″N 26°35′56″E / 59.54722°N 26.59889°E / 59.54722; 26.59889Coordinates: 59°32′50″N 26°35′56″E / 59.54722°N 26.59889°E / 59.54722; 26.59889
Country  Estonia
County Lääne-Virumaa lipp.svg Lääne-Viru County
Municipality Flag of Viru-Nigula Parish.svg Viru-Nigula Parish
Population (01.01.2011[1])
 • Total 16

Letipea is a village in Viru-Nigula Parish, Lääne-Viru County, in northern Estonia. It's located on the Letipea cape (Letipea neem), on the coast of Gulf of Finland, about 6 km northeast of the town of Kunda. Letipea has a population of 17 (as of 1 January 2013).[1]

On 8 August 1976 a conflict between resting workers and drunk Soviet border guards took place in Letipea, resulting the death of 8 and injuring 18.[2]

Letipea Ehalkivi[edit]

Ehalkivi (Sunset Glow Boulder) is the Estonia's biggest pegmatite granite boulder at the tip of Letipea peninsula. It is the largest erratic boulder in the glaciation area of North Europe. Height 7 m, circumference 48.2 m, a volume of 930 m3 and a mass of approx 2500 tonnes.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Rahvastik" (in Estonian). Viru-Nigula vald. 
  2. ^ "Estonian Monuments: Death of Letipea Gas Workers" (in Estonian). www.monument.ee.