Torgu Parish

Torgu Parish

Torgu vald
Farmhouse in Laadla village
Farmhouse in Laadla village
Flag of Torgu Parish
Flag
Coat of arms of Torgu Parish
Coat of arms
Torgu Parish within Saare County.
Torgu Parish within Saare County.
Country Flag of Estonia.svg Estonia
County Saaremaa lipp.svg Saare County
Administrative centre Iide
Area
 • Total 126.44 km2 (48.82 sq mi)
Population
 (01.01.2006)
 • Total 375
 • Density 3.0/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.

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]

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

See also

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. ^ "Kingdom of Torgu".

External links

Coordinates: 57°58′33″N 22°05′15″E / 57.97583°N 22.08750°E / 57.97583; 22.08750


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