Saare Coonty

Saare Coonty
Banner o Saare Coonty
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Coat of airms o Saare Coonty
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Location of Saare Coonty
Kintra Estonie
Caipital Kuressaare
Govrenment
 • Govrenor Kaido Kaasik [1]
Area
 • Total 2922 km2 (1,128 sq mi)
Population
 (Januar 2009 [2])
 • Total 34,723
 • Density 12/km2 (31/sq mi)
ISO 3166 code EE-74

Saare Coonty (Estonie: Saare maakond), or Saaremaa, (Laitin: Osilia or Oesel; German: Ösel) is ane o 15 coonties o Estonie. It consists o Saaremaa, the lairgest island o Estonie, an several smawer islands near it, maist notably Muhu, Ruhnu, Abruka an Vilsandi. The coonty borders Lääne Coonty tae the east an Hiiu Coonty tae the north. 34,723 fowk live in Saare Coonty – constitutin 2.6% o the total population in Estonie (as o Januar 2009).[2]

Municipalities in Saare Coonty

The coonty is subdividit intae 3 landwart municipalities (Estonie: vallad – parishes):

  1. Muhu Pairish
  2. Ruhnu Pairish
  3. Saaremaa Pairish

The lairgest islands o the coonty are Saaremaa, Muhu, Ruhnu, Abruka an Vilsandi. Arable land is 570 km² an it haes a mild maritime climate. The mean annual air temperatur is 6.0 °C an the mean annual precipitation is 509 mm.

The main releegious affiliations are Lutheran, Orthodox an Baptist, but anerlie 33.6% consider thairsels releegious.[3]

  1. ERR: uus maavanem näeks Saaremaal vaid üht omavalitsust (in Estonie)
  2. a b "Population by sex, ethnic nationality and County, 1 January". stat.ee. Statistics Estonia. 1 Januar 2009. Retrieved 18 October 2009.
  3. 2000 Population and Housing Census. IV. Education Completed. Religion. Estonia: Statistics Estonia. 30 Mey 2002. p. 32. ISBN 9985-74-220-6. Retrieved 18 October 2009.

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