Vetepere is a village in Järva Parish, Järva County in northern-central Estonia. As of 2011 Census, the settlement's population was 27.[1] With a comparatively large area, Vetepere comprises several bogs including Kakerdaja, Kautla, Kodru and Laeksaare bogs. Vetepere is passed by the Jägala, Ambla and Tarvasjõgi rivers.

Vetepere is located in Estonia
Location in Estonia
Coordinates: 59°08′00″N 25°38′21″E / 59.13333°N 25.63917°E / 59.13333; 25.63917Coordinates: 59°08′00″N 25°38′21″E / 59.13333°N 25.63917°E / 59.13333; 25.63917
CountyJärva County
MunicipalityJärva Parish
First mentioned1507
 • Total27

The place was first mentioned as Karuvõhma (Corgewames) in 1507. In 1538 a manor with the same name was mentioned. In the 1570s when the owner was J. Wetberg, the place gained the name of Vetepere. In 1694 it was merged to Albu manor. In 1782 the Vetepere (Uue-Albu) cattle manor was mentioned.[2][3]

One of the most notable Estonian writers A. H. Tammsaare (1878–1940), was born on one of the bog islands in Vetepere. His notable novel Truth and Justice's (part I) main location Vargamäe farm appears very similar to Tammsaare's birthplace. In 1958, a museum dedicated to Tammsaare was opened there.



  1. ^ a b "Population by place of residence (settlement), sex and age". Statistics Estonia. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Vetepere" (in Estonian). Eesti Entsüklopeedia. Retrieved 2 February 2013.
  3. ^ "Vetepere küla" (in Estonian). Retrieved 2 February 2013.

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