Päidla is a village in Otepää Parish, Valga County in southeastern Estonia.[2] It's located about 6 km (4 mi) north of the town of Otepää. Päidla has a population of 94 (as of 1 January 2011).[1]

Päidla is located in Estonia
Location in Estonia
Coordinates: 58°07′09″N 26°28′31″E / 58.11917°N 26.47528°E / 58.11917; 26.47528Coordinates: 58°07′09″N 26°28′31″E / 58.11917°N 26.47528°E / 58.11917; 26.47528
CountyValga County
MunicipalityOtepää Parish
First mentioned1522
 • Village elderNikolai Metslind
 • Total94

Besides the 23.8 ha (59 acres) Lake Mõrtsuka, there are several smaller lakes located in the village: Ahvenjärv, Kalmejärv, Kõverjärv, Mõisajärv, Näkijärv and Uibujärv. The landscape around the lakes is hilly.

Päidla Manor was first mentioned in 1522 as Krowelshof, later known as Samhof and Paidel. In the 19th century it was owned by explorer Alexander von Middendorff. Nowadays the manor buildings are destroyed, only an alley has survived.[3]


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  1. ^ a b "Külad" (in Estonian). Palupera vald. Archived from the original on 19 August 2018. Retrieved 30 May 2011.
  2. ^ Classification of Estonian administrative units and settlements 2014 (retrieved 28 July 2021)
  3. ^ "Päidla küla" (in Estonian). eestigiid.ee. Retrieved 30 May 2011.