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Põlva County (Estonian: Põlva maakond), or Põlvamaa, is one of 15 counties of Estonia. It is situated in south-eastern part of the country and borders Tartu, Valga and Võru counties. The county also shares a common border with Pskov Oblast of Russia. Long sections of the border with neighboring Russia have not yet been ratified by treaty, and certain villages in Põlva County (e.g., Lutepää and Saatse) can only be reached by driving through Russian-controlled territory. 28,507 people live in Põlva County – constituting 2.3% of the total population in Estonia (as of January 2013).[1]

Põlva County
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Coat of arms of Põlva County
Coat of arms
Location of Põlva County
CountryEstonia
CapitalPõlva
Government
 • GovernorUlla Preeden
Area
 • Total2,164.77 km2 (835.82 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan 2017[1])
 • Total28,507
 • Rank13th
 • Density13/km2 (34/sq mi)
Ethnicity
 • Estonians95%
 • other5%
ISO 3166 codeEE-65
Vehicle registrationO
Websitewww.polvamaa.ee

GovernmentEdit

The County Government (Estonian: Maavalitsus) is led by Governor (Estonian: maavanem), who is appointed by the Government of Estonia for a term of five years. Since 2007, the Governor position is held by Priit Sibul.

MunicipalitiesEdit

The county is subdivided into municipalities. There are 3 rural municipalities (Estonian: vallad - parishes) in Põlva County.

 
Former municipalities of Põlva County, prior to the 2017 administrative reform.
Rank Municipality Type Population
(2018)[2]
Area
km2[2]
Density[2]
1 Kanepi Parish Rural 4,864 525 9.3
2 Põlva Parish Rural 14,273 706 20.2
3 Räpina Parish Rural 6,518 591 11.0

DemographicsEdit

27,028 people live in Põlva County – constituting 2.1% of the total population in Estonia (as of January 2013).[1]

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Population by sex, ethnic nationality and County, 1 January". stat.ee. Statistics Estonia. 1 January 2009. Retrieved 18 October 2009.
  2. ^ a b c "Elanike demograafiline jaotus maakonniti". Kohaliku omavalitsuse portaal. Retrieved 2 April 2018.

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