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).
|Coordinates: 58°55′N 24°45′E / 58.917°N 24.750°ECoordinates: 58°55′N 24°45′E / 58.917°N 24.750°E|
|• 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:
Natural resources in Rapla county include limestone, dolomite, peat, and clay.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "Population by sex, ethnic nationality and County, 1 January". stat.ee. Statistics Estonia. 1 January 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-18.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Elanike demograafiline jaotus maakonniti". Kohaliku omavalitsuse portaal. Archived from the original on 2019-03-02. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
- County Government Archived 2012-04-02 at the Wayback Machine Official website