Kuusalu Parish

Kuusalu Parish (Estonian: Kuusalu vald) is a rural municipality in northern Estonia, the largest in Harju County. After joining with the adjacent Loksa Parish in 2005, the municipality has now a population of 6,863 (as of 1 January 2009)[1] and covers an area of 707.97 km2 (273.35 sq mi).[2] The population density is 9.7 inhabitants per km2.

Kuusalu Parish
Kuusalu vald
Flag of Kuusalu Parish
Coat of arms of Kuusalu Parish
Kuusalu Parish within Harju County.
Kuusalu Parish within Harju County.
CountryFlag of Estonia.svg Estonia
CountyFlag of et-Harju maakond.svg Harju County
Administrative centreKiiu
Government
 • MayorTerje Kraanvelt
Area
 • Total707.97 km2 (273.35 sq mi)
Population
 (01.04.2019)
 • Total6,464
 • Density9.1/km2 (24/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codeEE-353
Websitewww.kuusalu.ee

A significant share of the municipality's territory (between 40% and 60%[3]) is covered by protected areas, as large parts of the Lahemaa National Park and Põhja-Kõrvemaa Nature Reserve are situated there. The eastern part of the municipality is home to the largest military training area in Estonia, the central training area of Estonian Defence Forces.

The administrative centre of the municipality is Kiiu. There is a total of 3 small boroughsKuusalu (1225 inhabitants), Kiiu (893 inhabitants) and Kolga (501 inhabitants) — and 64 villages in Kuusalu Parish: Allika, Andineeme, Aru, Haavakannu, Hara, Hirvli, Ilmastalu, Joaveski, Juminda, Kaberla, Kahala, Kalme, Kasispea, Kemba, Kiiu-Aabla, Kodasoo, Koitjärve, Kolga-Aabla, Kolgaküla, Kolgu, Kõnnu, Kosu, Kotka, Külmaallika, Kupu, Kursi, Kuusalu, Leesi, Liiapeksi, Loksa, Mäepea, Murksi, Mustametsa, Muuksi, Nõmmeveski, Pala, Pärispea, Parksi, Pedaspea, Põhja, Pudisoo, Rehatse, Rummu, Salmistu, Saunja, Sigula, Sõitme, Soorinna, Suru, Suurpea, Tammispea, Tammistu, Tapurla, Tõreska, Tsitre, Turbuneeme, Uuri, Vahastu, Valgejõe, Valkla, Vanaküla, Vihasoo, Viinistu, Virve.

The current mayor (vallavanem) is Terje Kraanvelt.[4]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rahvastik" (in Estonian). Kuusalu vald. Archived from the original on 7 July 2010. Retrieved 13 December 2009.
  2. ^ "Kirjeldus" (in Estonian). Kuusalu vald. Archived from the original on 18 December 2009. Retrieved 13 December 2009.
  3. ^ Estonian Nature Conservation in 2007 (PDF). Tallinn: Estonian Environment Information Centre. 2008. ISBN 978-9985-881-56-9.
  4. ^ "Ametnikud - Kuusalu vallavalitsus".

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Coordinates: 59°26′38″N 25°26′29″E / 59.44389°N 25.44139°E / 59.44389; 25.44139