Vormsi Parish

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Vormsi Parish
Vormsi vald (Estonian)
Ormsö kommum (Swedish)
Municipality of Estonia
Vormsi Parish within Lääne County.
Vormsi Parish within Lääne County.
Country  Estonia
County Läänemaa lipp.svg Lääne County
Administrative centre Hullo
Area
 • Total 92.93 km2 (35.88 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)
 • Total 231
 • Density 2.5/km2 (6.4/sq mi)
Ethnicity
 • Estonians 95%
 • other 5%
Website www.vormsi.ee

Vormsi Parish (Estonian: Vormsi vald; Swedish: Ormsö kommun) is a rural municipality of Estonia, in Lääne County. It covers the area of Vormsi island. The population of Vormsi is 231 (as of 1 January 2013) and has an area of 92.93 km².[1]

Settlements[edit]

There are 14 villages (küla) in Vormsi Parish: Borrby, Diby, Fällarna, Förby, Hosby, Hullo, Kersleti, Norrby, Rumpo, Rälby, Saxby, Sviby, Suuremõisa and Söderby.

History[edit]

The island of Vormsi rose from the sea at around 1000 B.C. Before World War II, Vormsi (Ormsö in Swedish) was mainly inhabited by coastal swedes, who formed the majority of the island's population of ~9000 people. Most of the swedes moved to Sweden before the Soviet Occupation of Estonia. After the independence of Estonia in 1992, Swedish families have started to return to the island and rebuild their former estates. Most of the swedes visit the island during the summer season.

Economy[edit]

Per capita income of Vormsi Parish is the third biggest in Estonia.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population figure and composition". http://www.stat.ee/ Statistics Estonia. Retrieved 11 May 2010. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 59°00′N 23°13′E / 59.000°N 23.217°E / 59.000; 23.217