Saaremaa Municipality

Saaremaa Parish

Saaremaa vald
Kuressaare town and harbour
Kuressaare town and harbour
Flag of Saaremaa Parish
Flag
Coat of arms of Saaremaa Parish
Coat of arms
Saaremaa Parish
Saaremaa Parish
Country Flag of Estonia.svg Estonia
County Saaremaa lipp.svg Saare
Administrative center Kuressaare
Area
 • Total 2,705 km2 (1,044 sq mi)
Population
 (2017)
 • Total 32,007
 • Density 12/km2 (31/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)
ISO 3166 code EE-714
Website saaremaavald.ee

Saaremaa Municipality, also known as Saaremaa Parish (Estonian: Saaremaa vald) 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.

It is one of three parishes comprising the county, along with Muhu and Ruhnu parish. It was formed following the 2017 Estonian municipal reform on 21 October 2017 on the basis of all twelve former Saaremaa municipalities: Kuressaare town and Lääne-Saare, Kihelkonna, Laimjala, Leisi, Mustjala, Orissaare, Pihtla, Pöide, Salme, Torgu and Valjala parishes.[1][2]

References

  1. ^ "Ülevaade KOVid 14.07.2017" (PDF). Estonian Ministry of Finance. 14 July 2017. Retrieved 26 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Number of officials in Saaremaa not reduced by administrative reform". ERR. 8 November 2017. Retrieved 26 January 2019.


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