Valjala Parish

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Valjala Parish
Valjala vald
Municipality of Estonia
Valjala church
Valjala church
Flag of Valjala Parish
Flag
Coat of arms of Valjala Parish
Coat of arms
Valjala Parish within Saare County.
Valjala Parish within Saare County.
Country Flag of Estonia.svg Estonia
County Saaremaa lipp.svg Saare County
Administrative centre Valjala
Government
 • Mayor Aare Martinson
Area
 • Total 180.02 km2 (69.51 sq mi)
Population (01.01.2012)
 • Total 1,406
 • Density 7.8/km2 (20/sq mi)
Website www.valjala.ee

Valjala Parish (or Valjala rural municipality) was a rural municipality in western Estonia. It is a part of Saare County. The municipality had a population of 1,397 (as of 1 January 2006) and covered an area of 180.02 km².

During the administrative-territorial reform in 2017, all 12 municipalities on the island Saaremaa were merged into a single municipality – Saaremaa Parish.[1]

Location[edit]

Valjala Parish was situated between Laimjala Parish (east), Pihtla Parish (west) and Leisi Parish (north).

Villages and boroughs[edit]

The parish consisted of one small borough, Valjala, and 32 villages: Ariste, Jursi, Jõelepa, Jööri, Kalju, Kallemäe, Kalli, Kogula, Koksi, Kuiste, Kungla, Kõnnu, Kõriska, Lööne, Männiku, Nurme, Oessaare, Põlluküla, Rahu, Rannaküla, Röösa, Sakla, Siiksaare, Turja, Tõnija, Undimäe, Vanalõve, Veeriku, Vilidu, Võrsna, Väkra, Väljaküla.

Other features[edit]

The parish had 2 schools, kindergarten, and several manors.

The oldest sacral building in Estonia is Valjala church. The construction began in 1227.

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Coordinates: 58°25′N 22°47′E / 58.41°N 22.79°E / 58.41; 22.79