Salme Parish

Salme Parish was a municipality in Saare County, Estonia. It contained the northern half of the Sõrve Peninsula of the island of Saaremaa.

Salme Parish
Salme vald
Lõmala harbour
Lõmala harbour
Flag of Salme Parish
Coat of arms of Salme Parish
Salme Parish within Saare County.
Salme Parish within Saare County.
CountryFlag of Estonia.svg Estonia
CountySaaremaa lipp.svg Saare County
Administrative centreSalme
Government
 • MayorKalmer Poopuu
Area
 • Total115.07 km2 (44.43 sq mi)
Population
 (01.01.2009)
 • Total1,249
 • Density11/km2 (28/sq mi)

Besides the small borough Salme there were 24 villages: Anseküla, Easte, Hindu, Imara, Järve, Kaimri, Kaugatoma, Läätsa, Lahetaguse, Länga, Lassi, Lõmala, Lõu, Metsalõuka, Mõisaküla, Möldri, Rahuste, Suurna, Tehumardi, Tiirimetsa, Toomalõuka, Ula, Üüdibe, Vintri.

Prior to 1936, the municipality was called Abruka. During the Second World War, the Battle of Tehumardi took place in Salme. The location is marked by a 21-metre Soviet monument.

During the administrative-territorial reform in 2017, all 12 municipalities on the island Saaremaa were merged into a single municipality – Saaremaa Parish.[1]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kihelkonna valla, Kuressaare linna, Laimjala valla, Leisi valla, Lääne-Saare valla, Mustjala valla, Orissaare valla, Pihtla valla, Pöide valla, Salme valla, Torgu valla ja Valjala valla osas haldusterritoriaalse korralduse ja Vabariigi Valitsuse 3. aprilli 1995. a määruse nr 159 „Eesti territooriumi haldusüksuste nimistu kinnitamine" muutmine". Riigi Teataja (in Estonian). Retrieved 11 December 2017.
  2. ^ The Salme shipfind blog
  3. ^ The First Vikings

Coordinates: 58°09′41″N 22°14′59″E / 58.16139°N 22.24972°E / 58.16139; 22.24972