Populated places in Estonia

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Populated places in Estonia

Populated places[1] in Estonia are settlements or territorial units within a municipality. Populated places have no administrative functions. A group of populated places form a rural municipality with local administration. Most towns constitute separate urban municipalities, while some have joined with surrounding rural municipalities.

Officially there are four types of populated places in Estonia:

  • town (est: linn)
  • borough (est: alev)
  • small borough (est: alevik)
  • village (est: küla)

As of 1 November 2002, there are 47 towns, 9 boroughs, 173 small boroughs and 4,430 villages in Estonia.

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  1. ^ Estonian: asula or asustusüksus.

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