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For the bay in Russia, see Vaida Bay. For the Romanian village, see Roşiori, Bihor.
Small borough
Centre of Vaida.
Centre of Vaida.
Vaida is located in Estonia
Location in Estonia
Coordinates: 59°17′08″N 24°58′36″E / 59.28556°N 24.97667°E / 59.28556; 24.97667Coordinates: 59°17′08″N 24°58′36″E / 59.28556°N 24.97667°E / 59.28556; 24.97667
Country Estonia
County Harju County
Municipality Rae Parish
First mentioned 1241
Population (01.01.2010[1])
 • Total 990

Vaida is a small borough (Estonian: alevik) in Rae Parish, Harju County, northern Estonia. It's located about 21 km (13 mi) southeast of the capital Tallinn, by the Tallinn–Tartu road (E263). Vaida has a population of 990 (as of 1 January 2010).[1]

Vaida was first mentioned in 1241 in the Danish Census Book. Vaida Manor (Wait) was established in the 1630s, during the almost three centuries of existence the manor had many owners. The 1-storey main building from the beginning of the 19th century was burned down during the 1905 Revolution. In 1911 an ethnic Estonian Jaan Saar built a new wooden main building, but this also burned down in 1945. Nowadays mainly the park has remained from the former manor.[2]

In the Soviet times a sovkhoz operated in Vaida.

Nowadays there are primary school, library and a post office in Vaida.


  1. ^ a b "Rahvastik" (in Estonian). Rae vald. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Vaida poolmõis" (in Estonian). Estonian Manors Portal. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 

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