Lääne-Harju Parish

Lääne-Harju Parish (Estonian: Lääne-Harju vald) is a rural municipality in northern Estonia. It is a part of Harju County. The municipality has a population of 12,865 (as of 1 January 2019)[1] and covers an area of 645.71 km².[2] The population density is 19.9238/km2 (51.6024/sq mi).

Lääne-Harju Parish

Lääne-Harju vald
Keila Waterfall at Keila-Joa
Flag of Lääne-Harju Parish
Flag
Coat of arms of Lääne-Harju Parish
Coat of arms
CountryFlag of Estonia.svg Estonia
CountyFlag of et-Harju maakond.svg Harju County
Administrative centrePaldiski
Government
 • MayorJaanus Saat
Area
 • Total645.71 km2 (249.31 sq mi)
Population
 (01.01.2019)
 • Total12,865
 • Density20/km2 (52/sq mi)
Websitewww.laaneharju.ee

The parish was formed as a result of the administrative reform in 2017 when four municipalities – Keila Parish, Padise Parish, Vasalemma Parish and the town of Paldiski – were merged to become Lääne-Harju Parish.

The current mayor (vallavanem) is Jaanus Saat (since the formation in 2017).[3]

SettlementsEdit

There are 1 town, 6 small boroughs and 46 villages in Lääne-Harju Parish.[4]

Administrative centre of the municipality is Paldiski, a town.

The small boroughs are Ämari, Karjaküla, Keila-Joa, Klooga, Rummu and Vasalemma.

The rest of the settlements are villages: Alliklepa, Altküla, Änglema, Audevälja, Harju-Risti, Hatu, Illurma, Karilepa, Kasepere, Keelva, Keibu, Kersalu, Kloogaranna, Kobru, Kulna, Kurkse, Kõmmaste, Käesalu, Laane, Langa, Laoküla, Laulasmaa, Lehola, Lemmaru, Lohusalu, Madise, Maeru, Meremõisa, Merenuka, Metslõugu, Määra, Nahkjala, Niitvälja, Ohtu, Padise, Pae, Pedase, Põllküla, Suurküla, Tuulna, Tõmmiku, Valkse, Veskiküla, Vihterpalu, Vilivalla, Vintse.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Elanike demograafiline jaotus KOV-de kaupa" (in Estonian). Eesti Linnade ja Valdade Liit. Retrieved 15 December 2019.
  2. ^ "Maakatastri statistika" (in Estonian). Maa-amet. Retrieved 15 December 2019.
  3. ^ "Vallavalitsuse koosseis" (in Estonian). Lääne-Harju vald. Retrieved 15 December 2019.
  4. ^ "Tutvustus ja asukoht" (in Estonian). Lääne-Harju vald. Retrieved 15 December 2019.

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Coordinates: 59°19′00″N 24°12′00″E / 59.31667°N 24.20000°E / 59.31667; 24.20000