Kohila (formerly also Kapa-Kohila, German: Koil, Kappakoil) is a borough (Estonian: alev) in Rapla County, northern Estonia. It is the administrative center of Kohila Parish. Kohila has a population of 3,505 (as of 1 January 2006).[1]

Kohila manor
Kohila manor
Kohila is located in Estonia
Location in Estonia
Coordinates: 59°10′4″N 24°45′1″E / 59.16778°N 24.75028°E / 59.16778; 24.75028Coordinates: 59°10′4″N 24°45′1″E / 59.16778°N 24.75028°E / 59.16778; 24.75028
CountryFlag of Estonia.svg Estonia
CountyRaplamaa lipp.svg Rapla County
MunicipalityEE Kohila fl.png Kohila Parish
 • Total3,505
Drone video of Kohila bridges, watermill and town (June 2022)

Kohila has a railway station on the Tallinn - Viljandi railway line operated by Elron (rail transit).

The former name of the borough "Kapa-Kohila" is used as a synonym for "middle of nowhere" or to name any random place in Estonia.


Kohila manorEdit

Kohila manor (German: Koil) dates back to at least 1438. During its long history, the estate has belonged to various Baltic German families, including the Wrangel family, who owned it for more than 200 years. The present-day building originally dates from the early 19th century, but was heavily rebuilt after being burnt by rioters during the Revolution of 1905. Fourteen of the rioters were shot to death by Russian troops, and the lord of the manor, shaken by the events, shortly afterwards decided to sell the estate to a paper pulp factory.[2]

Nowadays in Kohila there is a place named Tohisoo.[3] Earlier Tohisoo manor was located there.


Kohila is the location of Kohila plywood mill, operated by Kohila Vineer OÜ, a subsidiary of Latvijas Finieris.


Notable residentsEdit


  1. ^ "Vallast" (in Estonian). Kohila vald. Archived from the original on 3 September 2009. Retrieved 29 January 2010. {{cite web}}: External link in |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ Sakk, Ivar (2004). Estonian Manors - A Travelogue. Tallinn: Sakk & Sakk OÜ. p. 68. ISBN 9949-10-117-4.
  3. ^ Tohisoo, entry in Place Names Database (KNAB) [1]

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