Tõstamaa Parish

Tõstamaa Parish (Estonian: Tõstamaa vald) was a rural municipality in southwestern Estonia. It was a part of Pärnu County. The municipality had a population of 1,572 (as of 1 January 2009) and covered an area of 261.01 km2.[1]

Tõstamaa Parish
Tõstamaa vald
Tõrvanõmme pine
Tõrvanõmme pine
Flag of Tõstamaa Parish
Coat of arms of Tõstamaa Parish
Tõstamaa Parish within Pärnu County.
Tõstamaa Parish within Pärnu County.
CountryFlag of Estonia.svg Estonia
CountyPärnumaa lipp.svg Pärnu County
Administrative centreTõstamaa
 • Total261.01 km2 (100.78 sq mi)
 • Total1,572
 • Density6.0/km2 (16/sq mi)

Tõstamaa Parish covered part of the flat seashore of western Pärnu County, a low, swampy coastal area bordered by an elevated chain of sand dunes. Behind the dunes spreads a slightly wavy drumlin, where higher places have been reclaimed, but lower ones have remained swampy or meadowland and covered with scattered foliage. And, although Tõstamaa should mean "high land", its populace have long lived not off the land, but off the sea.

Several islands and islets in the Gulf of Riga, including Sorgu and Manilaid, belong to Tõstamaa Parish.

Tõstamaa is home to the historic Tõstamaa Keskkool.


Small borough



Alu - Ermistu - Kastna - Kavaru - Kiraste - Kõpu - Lao - Lõuka - Manija - Männikuste - Päraküla - Peerni - Pootsi - Rammuka - Ranniku - Seliste - Tõhela - Tõlli - Värati



  1. ^ "Population figure and composition". stat.ee Statistics Estonia. Retrieved 7 February 2010.

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Coordinates: 58°19′59″N 23°59′56″E / 58.333°N 23.999°E / 58.333; 23.999