Valjala Parish

Valjala Parish (or Valjala rural municipality) was a rural municipality in western Estonia. It is a part of Saare County. The municipality had a population of 1,397 (as of 1 January 2006) and covered an area of 180.02 km².

Valjala Parish

Valjala vald
Valjala church
Valjala church
Flag of Valjala Parish
Flag
Coat of arms of Valjala Parish
Coat of arms
Valjala Parish within Saare County.
Valjala Parish within Saare County.
CountryFlag of Estonia.svg Estonia
CountySaaremaa lipp.svg Saare County
Administrative centreValjala
Government
 • MayorAare Martinson
Area
 • Total180.02 km2 (69.51 sq mi)
Population
 (01.01.2012)
 • Total1,406
 • Density7.8/km2 (20/sq mi)
Websitewww.valjala.ee

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

LocationEdit

Valjala Parish was situated between Laimjala Parish (east), Pihtla Parish (west) and Leisi Parish (north).

Villages and boroughsEdit

The parish consisted of one small borough, Valjala, and 32 villages: Ariste, Jursi, Jõelepa, Jööri, Kalju, Kallemäe, Kalli, Kogula, Koksi, Kuiste, Kungla, Kõnnu, Kõriska, Lööne, Männiku, Nurme, Oessaare, Põlluküla, Rahu, Rannaküla, Röösa, Sakla, Siiksaare, Turja, Tõnija, Undimäe, Vanalõve, Veeriku, Vilidu, Võrsna, Väkra, Väljaküla.

Other featuresEdit

The parish had 2 schools, kindergarten, and several manors.

The oldest sacral building in Estonia is Valjala church. The construction began in 1227.

Parish included ruins of ancient Valjala Stronghold.

See alsoEdit

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.

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Coordinates: 58°25′N 22°47′E / 58.41°N 22.79°E / 58.41; 22.79