Saaremaa Municipality

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Saaremaa Municipality, also known as Saaremaa Rural Municipality (Estonian: Saaremaa vald), is a municipality in Saare County in western Estonia. It is the largest municipality in Estonia by land area. The administrative centre of the municipality is its only town Kuressaare.

Saaremaa Municipality
Saaremaa vald
Kuressaare town and harbour
Kuressaare town and harbour
Flag of Saaremaa Municipality
Coat of arms of Saaremaa Municipality
Saaremaa Parish
Saaremaa Parish
Administrative centerKuressaare
 • MayorMikk Tuisk
 • Total2,705 km2 (1,044 sq mi)
 • Total31 413
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
ISO 3166 codeEE-714

It is one of three parishes comprising the county, along with Muhu and Ruhnu Parish. It was formed following the 2017 Estonian municipal reform on 21 October 2017 on the basis of all twelve former Saaremaa municipalities: Kuressaare town and Kihelkonna, Laimjala, Leisi, Lääne-Saare, Mustjala, Orissaare, Pihtla, Pöide, Salme, Torgu and Valjala parishes.[1][2]



Religion in Saaremaa (2021) [1]

  Unaffiliated (78.3%)
  Lutheran (14.2%)
  Orthodox (2.6%)
  Baptism (1.1%)
  Others Christian (1.9%)
  Others Religions or Unknown (1.6%)


  1. ^ "Ülevaade KOVid 14.07.2017" (PDF). Estonian Ministry of Finance. 14 July 2017. Retrieved 26 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Number of officials in Saaremaa not reduced by administrative reform". ERR. 8 November 2017. Retrieved 26 January 2019.