Kehtna (German: Kechtel) is a small borough (Estonian: alevik) in Rapla County, in central Estonia, located about 9 km (6 mi) southeast of the town of Rapla. Other nearby settlements include Keava, Kaerepere and Lelle. Kehtna is the administrative centre of Kehtna Parish. It has a population of 1,674 (as of 1 January 2012).[2]

Kehtna
Main building of Kehtna Manor
Main building of Kehtna Manor
Kehtna is located in Estonia
Kehtna
Kehtna
Location in Estonia
Coordinates: 58°55′26″N 24°52′32″E / 58.92389°N 24.87556°E / 58.92389; 24.87556Coordinates: 58°55′26″N 24°52′32″E / 58.92389°N 24.87556°E / 58.92389; 24.87556
CountryEstonia
CountyRapla County
MunicipalityKehtna Parish
First mentioned1470[1]
Population
 (01.01.2012[2])
 • Total1,674

Kehtna Manor was first mentioned in 1470 as Kectel and in 1485 as Hof Kechtenal. The Early-Classicist main building was built in the 1790s. After a fire in 1905, it was rebuilt in 1906–10 and gained its current Baroque look. The manor is surrounded by a 5-hectare (12-acre) large park with a varied collection of shrubs.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Kehtna alevik" (in Estonian). eestigiid.ee. Retrieved 15 September 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Kehtna valla arengukava aastateks 2007-2016" (in Estonian). Kehtna vald. p. 8. Retrieved 15 September 2012.[permanent dead link]

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