Jõelähtme Parish

Jõelähtme Parish (Estonian: Jõelähtme vald) is a rural municipality in Harju County, north-western Estonia. It had a population of 5,351 (as of 1 January 2012) and an area of 210.86 km2 (81.41 sq mi), the population density is 25.3770/km2 (65.726/sq mi)[2]

Jõelähtme Parish

Jõelähtme vald
Jägala waterfall
Jägala waterfall
Flag of Jõelähtme Parish
Flag
Coat of arms of Jõelähtme Parish
Coat of arms
Jõelähtme Parish within Harju County.
Jõelähtme Parish within Harju County.
CountryFlag of Estonia.svg Estonia
CountyFlag of et-Harju maakond.svg Harju County
Administrative centreJõelähtme
Government
 • MayorAndrus Umboja
Area
 • Total210.86 km2 (81.41 sq mi)
Population
 (01.01.2020)
 • Total6,547Decrease[1]
Websitewww.joelahtme.ee

The administrative centre of Jõelähtme Parish is Jõelähtme village. It is located 20 km east from the centre of Estonia's capital, Tallinn.

HistoryEdit

Established in 1816.

During World War II, 6,000 Jews and Roma were murdered by Estonian Nazi collaborators under German supervision. Mass executions were carried out on sand dunes called Kalevi-Liiva where a memorial has been erected.

Local governmentEdit

Current mayor (vallavanem) is Andrus Umboja[3] and chairman of the council (volikogu esimees) is Art Kuum.[4]

GeographyEdit

SettlementsEdit

There are 2 small boroughs (est: alevikud, sg. - alevik) and 34 villages (est: külad, sg. - küla) in Jõelähtme Parish.

Small boroughs: Kostivere, Loo.

Villages: Aruaru, Haapse, Haljava, Ihasalu, Iru, Jägala, Jägala-Joa, Jõelähtme, Jõesuu, Kaberneeme, Kallavere, Koila, Koipsi, Koogi, Kostiranna, Kullamäe, Liivamäe, Loo, Maardu, Manniva, Neeme, Nehatu, Parasmäe, Rammu, Rebala, Rohusi, Ruu, Saha, Sambu, Saviranna, Ülgase, Uusküla, Vandjala, Võerdla.

LandmarksEdit

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.elvl.ee/elanike-arv
  2. ^ "Population figure and composition". Statistics Estonia. Retrieved 9 June 2012.
  3. ^ "Vallavalitsus" (in Estonian). Jõelähtme Vallavalitsus. Retrieved 11 December 2009.
  4. ^ "Vallavolikogu koosseis" (in Estonian). Jõelähtme Vallavalitsus. Retrieved 11 December 2009.

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Coordinates: 59°27′N 25°08′E / 59.450°N 25.133°E / 59.450; 25.133