Raasiku Parish

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Raasiku Parish
Raasiku vald
Municipality of Estonia
Flag of Raasiku Parish
Flag
Coat of arms of Raasiku Parish
Coat of arms
Raasiku Parish within Harju County.
Raasiku Parish within Harju County.
Country Flag of Estonia.svg Estonia
County Flag of et-Harju maakond.svg Harju County
Administrative centre Aruküla
Government
 • Rural Municipality Mayor Raivo Uukkivi
 • Assistant Rural Municipality Mayor Ardo Niinre
Area
 • Total 158.86 km2 (61.34 sq mi)
Population (01.11.2016)
 • Total 4,794
 • Density 30/km2 (78/sq mi)
Website www.raasiku.ee

Raasiku Parish (Estonian: Raasiku vald) in Harju County locates in the south-eastern direction from the city of Tallinn. The main road leading through the parish is Jüri - Aruküla - Raasiku - Jägala road. The Tallinn - Tapa Railway goes through the north border of the parish.

As for neighbouring administrative divisions, the parish is surrounded by Jõelähtme in the north, by Anija in the east, by Kose in the south and by Rae parish in the west.

2 Small Boroughs: Aruküla, Raasiku

13 Villages: Härma, Igavere, Järsi, Kalesi, Kiviloo, Kulli, Kurgla, Mallavere, Peningi, Perila, Pikavere, Rätla, Tõhelgi.

Symbolics[edit]

Both, the Flag and the Coat of Arms are in use since 1995. The Coat of Arms symbolizes the beautiful pine grove of Aruküla and it's tenacity that helps people to improve the economy and the spiritual life of their home place. The green diagonal area resembles the other biggest small borough Raasiku with it's small drumlins surrounding the small borough. Green resembles nature and silver hope and purity.

Leadership Structure[edit]

Council of the Rural Municipality (15)

Rural Municipality Government (5)

Rural Municipality Mayor - Raivo Uukivi

  • Assistant Rural Municipality Mayor - Ardo Niinre
    • Psychologist
    • Social Pedagogue
    • Head of the Social Department
      • Social Department
    • Educational Institutions
    • Libraries
    • Cultural Institutions
  • Rural Municipality Secretary
    • Chancellery
  • Head of the Finance Department
    • Finance Department
  • Head of the Administration Department
    • Administration Department

Twin towns – sister cities[edit]

People[edit]

Raasiku is the birthplace of chess player Aino Kukk (1930-2006), who won the Estonian Women's Chess Championship in 1955.

Gallery[edit]

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Coordinates: 59°22′N 25°11′E / 59.367°N 25.183°E / 59.367; 25.183