Tapa Parish (Estonian: Tapa vald) is a rural municipality in Lääne-Viru County in northern Estonia.

Tapa Parish
Tapa vald
Jäneda manor
Jäneda manor
Flag of Tapa Parish
Coat of arms of Tapa Parish
Tapa Parish within Lääne-Viru County.
Tapa Parish within Lääne-Viru County.
CountryFlag of Estonia.svg Estonia
CountyLääne-Virumaa lipp.svg Lääne-Viru County
Administrative centreTapa
Government
 • MayorRiho Tell
Area
 • Total480 km2 (190 sq mi)
Population
 (2018)
 • Total11.049
 • Density0.023/km2 (0.060/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codeEE-792
Websitewww.tapa.ee

The administrative centre of the municipality is the town of Tapa. It is located 70 km east of Estonia's capital, Tallinn.

HistoryEdit

Tapa Parish was established by merging in October 2005 the town of Tapa with Lehtse and Saksi rural municipalities and in October 2017 the Tapa and Tamsalu rural municipalities.

Local governmentEdit

Chairman of the Council (Estonian: volikogu esimees):

  • 2017-2018 - Toomas Uudeberg
  • from 2018 - Maksim Butšenkov

Mayor (Estonian: vallavanem):

  • 2017-2018 - Alari Kirt
  • from 2018 - Riho Tell

GeographyEdit

Populated placesEdit

There is two towns Tapa and Tamsalu, two small boroughs Lehtse and Sääse and 55 villages: Aavere, Alupere, Araski, Assamalla, Imastu, Jootme, Jäneda, Järsi, Järvajõe, Kadapiku, Kaeva, Karkuse, Kerguta, Koiduküla, Koplitaguse, Kuie, Kullenga, Kursi, Kuru, Kõrveküla, Lemmküla, Linnape, Loksa, Loksu, Lokuta, Läpi, Läste, Metskaevu, Moe, Naistevälja, Nõmmküla, Näo, Patika, Piilu, Piisupi, Porkuni, Pruuna, Põdrangu, Rabasaare, Raudla, Rägavere, Räsna, Saiakopli, Saksi, Sauvälja, Savalduma, Tõõrakõrve, Türje, Uudeküla, Vadiküla, Vahakulmu, Vajangu, Vistla, Võhmetu, Võhmuta.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 59°16′00″N 25°57′00″E / 59.266667°N 25.95°E / 59.266667; 25.95