Rapla County (Estonian: Rapla maakond), or Raplamaa, is one of the 15 counties of Estonia. It is located west of the country. 36,678 people live in Rapla County. This is 2.7% of the total population in Estonia (as of January 2009).
|• Governor||Tõnis Blank|
|• Total||2,980 km2 (1,150 sq mi)|
|• Density||12/km2 (32/sq mi)|
|ISO 3166 code||EE-70|
The first written records of Rapla date back to the 1241 Danish census (Liber Census Daniae).
The county government (Maavalitsus) is led by a governor (maavanem). The governor is appointed by the Government of Estonia for a term of five years.
The county is divided into municipalities. There are 4 rural municipalities in Rapla County:
- "Population by sex, ethnic nationality and County, 1 January". stat.ee. Statistics Estonia. 1 January 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-18.
- "Elanike demograafiline jaotus maakonniti". Kohaliku omavalitsuse portaal. Archived from the original on 2019-03-02. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
- County Government Official website