Karksi Parish

Karksi Parish

Karksi vald
Karksi church in the village of Karksi
Karksi church in the village of Karksi
Flag of Karksi Parish
Flag
Coat of arms of Karksi Parish
Coat of arms
Karksi Parish in 2009 within Viljandi County.
Karksi Parish in 2009 within Viljandi County.
Country Flag of Estonia.svg Estonia
County Viljandimaa lipp.svg Viljandi County
Administrative centre Karksi-Nuia
Area
 • Total 321.45 km2 (124.11 sq mi)
Population
 (01.01.2009)
 • Total 4,041
 • Density 13/km2 (33/sq mi)
Website www.karksi.ee

Karksi Parish (Estonian: Karksi vald) was a rural municipality of Estonia, in Viljandi County. In 2009, it has a population of 4,041 (as of 1 January 2009) and an area of 321.45 km².[1]

After the municipal elections held on 15 October 2017, Karksi Parish was merged with Abja and Halliste parishes and the town of Mõisaküla to form a new Mulgi Parish.[2][3]

Settlements

Town

Karksi-Nuia

Villages

Ainja - Allaste - Äriküla - Hirmuküla - Karksi - Kõvaküla - Leeli - Lilli - Mäeküla - Metsaküla - Morna - Muri - Oti - Pärsi - Polli - Pöögle - Sudiste - Suuga - Tuhalaane - Univere

History

Karksi was first mentioned in documents in 1241. In the 13th century the parish and the castle emerged. The St. Peter's Church of Karksi with its striking tower was built on a side wall of the castle of the Teutonic Order destroyed in 1708. Today's Karksi mansion was built in the 18th century in the Early Classicist style.

Ordensburg Karkus

Karkus castle ruins
"Ruins of the Karkus castle in the morning", 1800, Johann Christoph Brotze's book Collection of various Liefländish monuments

The Ordensburg Karkus was built in the 13th century and destroyed in 1708. The castle is now a ruin.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Population figure and composition". Statistics Estonia. Retrieved 27 January 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "MUUDATUSED VALLASISESTE LINNADE, ALEVITE, ALEVIKE JA KÜLADE NIMISTUS" (in Estonian). Institute of the Estonian Language. Retrieved 5 November 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ (in Estonian) Mulgi valla valimiskomisjon kinnitas valimistulemused

External links

Coordinates: 58°6′57″N 25°35′2″E / 58.11583°N 25.58389°E / 58.11583; 25.58389


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