Viljandi County

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Viljandi County
County of Estonia
Skyline of Viljandi County
Flag of Viljandi County
Coat of arms of Viljandi County
Coat of arms
Location of Viljandi County
Country Estonia
Capital Viljandi
 • Governor Kalle Küttis
 • Total 3,422.49 km2 (1,321.43 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 47,599
 • Density 14/km2 (36/sq mi)
ISO 3166 code EE-84
Vehicle registration D

Viljandi County (Estonian: Viljandi maakond or Viljandimaa, German: Kreis Fellin), is one of 15 counties of Estonia. It is located in southern Estonia bordering Pärnu, Järva, Jõgeva, Tartu and Valga counties. In January 2009 Viljandi County had a population of 55,657 – constituting 4.2% of the population of Estonia.[1]


Viljandimaa, under the German name of Kreis Fellin, was an important centre of commerce and power in the Middle Ages. Today, there are a number of castle ruins there dating from this time.

County government[edit]

The County government (Estonian: Maavalitsus) is led by Governor (Estonian: maavanem), who is appointed by the Government of Estonia for a term of five years. Currently the Governor position is held by Kalle Küttis.


The county is subdivided into municipalities. There are 3 urban municipalities (Estonian: linnad – towns) and 9 rural municipalities (Estonian: vallad – parishes) in Viljandi County.

Urban municipalities:

Municipalities of Viljandi County

Rural municipalities:


  1. ^ "Population by sex, ethnic nationality and County, 1 January". Statistics Estonia. 1 January 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-18. 

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Coordinates: 58°20′N 25°35′E / 58.333°N 25.583°E / 58.333; 25.583