Manilaid is a 1.87 km2 (0.72 sq mi) Estonian islet in the Gulf of Riga, located between the island of Kihnu and the mainland's Tõstamaa peninsula. Together with the neighbouring smaller uninhabited islets Sorgu and Annilaid, Manilaid forms the village of Manija. Administratively the village belongs to Tõstamaa Parish in Pärnu County.

Manilaid
Manilaid is located in Scandinavia
Manilaid
Manilaid
Location in the Baltic Sea region
Manilaid is located in Estonia
Manilaid
Manilaid
Location in Estonia
Manilaid is located in Europe
Manilaid
Manilaid
Location in Europe
Geography
LocationGulf of Riga
Coordinates58°12′49″N 24°07′16″E / 58.21361°N 24.12111°E / 58.21361; 24.12111Coordinates: 58°12′49″N 24°07′16″E / 58.21361°N 24.12111°E / 58.21361; 24.12111
Administration
CountyLääne County

The island was unpoplulated until 1933, when about 80 residents moved to Manilaid from the neighbouring Kihnu. At its peak, there were about 150 residents on the island. During the Soviet era, the population decreased. On January 1, 2011, Manilaid's population was 47.[1]

Manilaid has a ferry connection with the Munalaiu harbour on the mainland. In the winter, when the Gulf of Riga is covered with ice, the island is reachable by ice bridge.

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  1. ^ "Külad" (in Estonian). Tõstamaa vald. Archived from the original on 20 September 2011. Retrieved 23 May 2011.