Vormsi vald (Estonian)
Ormsö kommum (Swedish)
|Municipality of Estonia|
Vormsi Parish within Lääne County.
|• Total||92.93 km2 (35.88 sq mi)|
|Population (1 January 2013)|
|• Density||2.5/km2 (6.4/sq mi)|
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.
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.
Per capita income of Vormsi Parish is the third biggest in Estonia.
- Official website (Estonian)
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