West Estonian archipelago

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Moonsund archipelago

West Estonian archipelago (Estonian: Lääne-Eesti saarestik, also Moonsund archipelago[1]) is a group of Estonian islands, around Väinameri, located in the Baltic Sea. The total area is about 4,000 km2 (1,500 sq mi).


and about 900 smaller islands.

Protected areas[edit]

UNESCO established the West Estonian Archipelago Biosphere Reserve in 1990 under the Man and the Biosphere Programme.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The islands in the Väinameri Sea and the Gulf of Riga". Estonica. Retrieved 2009-02-16. 
  2. ^ "West Estonian Archipelago". UNESCO. Retrieved 16 June 2016. 

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Coordinates: 58°30′N 23°0′E / 58.500°N 23.000°E / 58.500; 23.000