Obinitsa

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Obinitsa
Village
Obinitsa is located in Estonia
Obinitsa
Obinitsa
Location in Estonia
Coordinates: 57°48′35″N 27°26′33″E / 57.80972°N 27.44250°E / 57.80972; 27.44250Coordinates: 57°48′35″N 27°26′33″E / 57.80972°N 27.44250°E / 57.80972; 27.44250
Country  Estonia
County Võrumaa lipp.svg Võru County
Municipality Meremäe valla lipp.gif Meremäe Parish
Population (01.01.2009[1])
 • Total 187

Obinitsa (also known as Obiniste, Abinitsa, Kirikmäe) is a village in Meremäe Parish, Võru County, southeastern Estonia. It has a population of 187 (as of 1 January 2009).[1]

The Meremäe-Obinitsa Primary School was closed in 2009, after that the building is used as a nursing home.

Obinitsa is the Finno-Ugric Capital of Culture in 2015.[2]

Obinitsa School-Church[edit]

Obinitsa School-Church
Obinitsa kool-kirik 2013 sügis.JPG
Obinitsa School-Church
Basic information
Location Obinitsa, Meremäe Parish, Estonia
Geographic coordinates 57°48′41″N 27°26′51″E / 57.81139°N 27.44750°E / 57.81139; 27.44750
Affiliation Estonian Apostolic Orthodox Church
Country Estonia
Year consecrated 1897–1904

Obinitsa School-Church is an Estonian Apostolic Orthodox Church. It is located in Obinitsa, Estonia, about 280 kilometers from Tallinn. Construction of the church began in 1896 and its official inauguration came in 1897. On 16 December 1894, land was allocated for a church and school by the Obinitsa village community. The Church was closed in 1950. The bell tower was dismantled and the building turned into a school.

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