Torgu Parish

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Torgu Parish

Torgu vald
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Farmhouse in Laadla village
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Coat of arms
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Torgu Parish within Saare County.
Country Flag of Estonia.svg Estonia
County Saaremaa lipp.svg Saare County
Administrative centre Iide
Area
  Total126.44 km2 (48.82 sq mi)
Population
 (01.01.2006)
  Total375
  Density3.0/km2 (7.7/sq mi)
Website www.torgu.ee

Torgu Parish was a rural municipality at the tip of the Sõrve Peninsula on the island of Saaremaa in western Estonia. It is a part of Saare County.

Municipalities of Estonia lowest administrative division in Estonia

A municipality is the smallest administrative subdivision of Estonia. Each municipality is a unit of self-government with its representative and executive bodies. The municipalities in Estonia cover the entire territory of the country.

Sõrve Peninsula peninsula in Estonia

Sõrve Peninsula is a peninsula which forms the southernmost section of the Estonian island Saaremaa. Its length is 32 km, and its maximum width 10 km. South of it lies Irbe Strait, the main entrance to the Gulf of Riga of the Baltic Sea.

Saaremaa island in Estonia

Saaremaa is the largest island in Estonia, measuring 2,673 km2 (1,032 sq mi). The main island of Saare County, it is located in the Baltic Sea, south of Hiiumaa island and west of Muhu island, and belongs to the West Estonian Archipelago. The capital of the island is Kuressaare, which in January 2018 had 13,276 inhabitants. The whole island had a recorded population in January 2017 of 31,357.

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This parish consisted of 22 villages. The municipality had a population of 375 (as of 1 January 2006) and covered an area of 126.44 km².

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

Saaremaa Parish Municipality of Estonia in Saare

Saaremaa Parish, also known as Saaremaa Municipality is a municipality in Saare County in western Estonia. It is the largest municipality in Estonia by land area. The administrative centre of the municipality is its only town Kuressaare.

Kingdom of Torgu

In 1992, following independence from the Soviet Union, an error in the new constitution of Estonia led to Torgu being left out. In response, the area's 500 inhabitants decided to form their own kingdom; journalist and activist Kirill Teiter became its first and only monarch. The following year, the error was corrected and Torgu officially became part of Estonia. Nevertheless, the kingdom's flag and coat of arms can still be seen in the parish. [2]

Villages

Hänga - Iide - Jämaja - Kaavi - Kargi - Karuste - Kaunispe - Laadla - Läbara - Lindmetsa - Lõupõllu - Lülle - Maantee - Mäebe - Mässa - Mõisaküla - Mõntu - Ohessaare - Sääre - Soodevahe - Tammuna - Türju

Hänga is a village in Saaremaa Parish, Saare County in western Estonia.

Iide, Estonia village in Saare County, Estonia

Iide is a village in Saare County, Estonia, on the island of Saaremaa. It is the administrative centre of Saaremaa Parish. Iide has a population of 67.

Jämaja is a village in Saaremaa Parish, Saare County in western Estonia.

See also

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References

  1. "Kihelkonna valla, Kuressaare linna, Laimjala valla, Leisi valla, Lääne-Saare valla, Mustjala valla, Orissaare valla, Pihtla valla, Pöide valla, Salme valla, Torgu valla ja Valjala valla osas haldusterritoriaalse korralduse ja Vabariigi Valitsuse 3. aprilli 1995. a määruse nr 159 „Eesti territooriumi haldusüksuste nimistu kinnitamine" muutmine". Riigi Teataja (in Estonian). Retrieved 11 December 2017.
  2. https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/kingdom-of-torgu

Coordinates: 57°58′33″N22°05′15″E / 57.97583°N 22.08750°E / 57.97583; 22.08750

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