Vaabina is a village in Antsla Parish, Võru County, in southeastern Estonia, located about 6 km northeast of the town of Antsla.[2] It has a population of 232 (as of 26 May 2004).[1]

Vaabina
Farm and site of ancient settlement
Farm and site of ancient settlement
Vaabina is located in Estonia
Vaabina
Vaabina
Location in Estonia
Coordinates: 57°51′50″N 26°36′31″E / 57.86389°N 26.60861°E / 57.86389; 26.60861Coordinates: 57°51′50″N 26°36′31″E / 57.86389°N 26.60861°E / 57.86389; 26.60861
CountryEstonia
CountyVõru County
MunicipalityAntsla Parish
Population
 (26.05.2004[1])
 • Total232

Vaabina has a station on currently inactive ValgaPechory railway. It is the birthplace of Emma Asson (1889–1965), who was the first women to be elected to the Estonian parliament.

Vaabina ManorEdit

Vaabina was first mentioned in 1405 as (German: Ülzen or Uelzen). Its present name Vaabina is derived from the first name of Fabian von Tiesenhausen, the owner of the Ülzen manor in the 16th century. Nowadays there's no remains left of the previous knight manor.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Urvaste valla arengukava 2005–2013" (PDF) (in Estonian). Urvaste vald. p. 6.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Classification of Estonian administrative units and settlements 2014 (retrieved 27 July 2021)
  3. ^ "Vaabina küla" (in Estonian). eestigiid.ee. Retrieved 10 May 2011.