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Small borough
Local government of Tõstamaa Parish.
Local government of Tõstamaa Parish.
Tõstamaa is located in Estonia
Location in Estonia
Coordinates: 58°20′8″N 23°59′32″E / 58.33556°N 23.99222°E / 58.33556; 23.99222Coordinates: 58°20′8″N 23°59′32″E / 58.33556°N 23.99222°E / 58.33556; 23.99222
Country Estonia
County Pärnu County
Municipality Tõstamaa Parish
First mentioned 1553
Population (01.01.2011[1])
 • Total 572

Tõstamaa is a small borough (Estonian: alevik) in Pärnu County, southwestern Estonia. It is the administrative centre of Tõstamaa Parish. Tõstamaa has a population of 572 (as of 1 January 2011).[1]

Tõstamaa St. Mary's Lutheran church was built in 1763–1768.

Tõstamaa Manor[edit]

Tõstamaa Manor (German: Testama) was first mentioned in 1553 as Testama, when it belonged to the Bishop of Ösel–Wiek. Later the owners have been the Kursells, Helmersens and Staël von Holsteins. The Early-Classical two-storey main building was built in 1804.[2] During a renovation in 1997, several original painted ceilings were uncovered.[3] The manor was dispossessed in 1919 and since 1921 a local school (Tõstamaa Keskkool) is operating in the main building.[2] The most famous inhabitant of the manor is probably Alexander von Staël-Holstein, who grew up and spent his childhood at the manor.[3]

Notable people[edit]



  1. ^ a b "Külad" (in Estonian). Tõstamaa vald. Retrieved 23 May 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Tõstamaa mõis" (in Estonian). Estonian Manors Portal. Retrieved 23 May 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Tõstamaa Manor Tour". Romantic Coastline. Retrieved 12 February 2013. 

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