Rapla County

county of Estonia

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).[1]

Rapla County
Flag of Rapla County
Coat of arms of Rapla County
Location of Rapla County
Coordinates: 58°55′N 24°45′E / 58.917°N 24.750°E / 58.917; 24.750Coordinates: 58°55′N 24°45′E / 58.917°N 24.750°E / 58.917; 24.750
 • GovernorTõnis Blank
 • Total2,980 km2 (1,150 sq mi)
 (Jan 2009[1])
 • Total36,678
 • Density12/km2 (32/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codeEE-70

History Edit

The first written records of Rapla date back to the 1241 Danish census (Liber Census Daniae).

County government Edit

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.

Municipalities Edit

The county is divided into municipalities. There are 4 rural municipalities in Rapla County:

Rank Municipality Type Population
1 Kehtna Parish Rural 5,605 512 10.9
2 Kohila Parish Rural 7,096 230 30.9
3 Märjamaa Parish Rural 7,739 1,174 6.6
4 Rapla Parish Rural 13,334 849 15.7

Geography Edit

Natural resources in Rapla county include limestone, dolomite, peat, and clay.

Gallery Edit

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Population by sex, ethnic nationality and County, 1 January". stat.ee. Statistics Estonia. 1 January 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-18.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Elanike demograafiline jaotus maakonniti". Kohaliku omavalitsuse portaal. Archived from the original on 2019-03-02. Retrieved 2 April 2018.

Other websites Edit