Jõgeva County

Jõgeva County (Estonian: Jõgeva maakond), or Jõgevamaa, is one of 15 counties of Estonia. It is situated in eastern part of the country and borders Ida-Viru County to the north-east, Lake Peipus to the east, Tartu County to the south, Viljandi County to the south-west, Järva County to the north-west and Lääne-Viru County to the north.

Jõgeva County
Põltsamaa linnuse varemed 2.jpg
Coat of arms of Jõgeva County
Coat of arms
Location of Jõgeva County
CountryEstonia
CapitalJõgeva
Government
 • GovernorViktor Svjatõšev
Area
 • Total2,603.83 km2 (1,005.34 sq mi)
Population
 (2017)
 • Total28,734[1]
 • Rank10th
Ethnicity
 • Estonians91.4%
 • Russians6.7%
 • other1.9%
ISO 3166 codeEE-49
Vehicle registrationJ
Websitewww.jogevamaa.ee

HistoryEdit

Jõgeva County or Jõgevamaa was created January 1, 1990 from a parts of Viljandimaa and Tartumaa counties.[2]

County governmentEdit

The County government (Estonian: Maavalitsus) was led by a governor (Estonian: maavanem), who was appointed by the Government of Estonia for a term of five years. Since 2009 until 2018, the Jõgeva County governor position was held by Viktor Svjatõšev. From 01.01.2018 County governments were shut down in Estonia.

MunicipalitiesEdit

 
Municipalities since 2017.

The county is subdivided into municipalities. There are three rural municipalities (Estonian: vallad – parishes) in Jõgeva County.

Rank Municipality Type Population
(2018)[3]
Area
km2[3]
Density[3]
1 Jõgeva Parish Rural 13,889 1,038 13.4
2 Mustvee Parish Rural 5,643 615 9.2
3 Põltsamaa Parish Rural 10,012 891 11.2

See alsoEdit

ImagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.stat.ee/ppe-1167414
  2. ^ http://entsyklopeedia.ee/artikkel/j%C3%B5gevamaa3
  3. ^ a b c "Elanike demograafiline jaotus maakonniti". Kohaliku omavalitsuse portaal. Archived from the original on 2 March 2019. Retrieved 2 April 2018.

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Coordinates: 58°42′N 26°24′E / 58.700°N 26.400°E / 58.700; 26.400