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Viljandi County
—  County of Estonia  —

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Coat of arms
Country Estonia
Capital Viljandi
Government
 - Governor Kalle Küttis
Area
 - Total 3,422 km2 (1,321.2 sq mi)
Population (Jan 2009[1])
 - Total 55,657
 - Density 16.3/km2 (42.1/sq mi)
ISO 3166 code EE-84

Viljandi County (Estonian: Viljandi maakond or Viljandimaa, German: Kreis Fellin), is one of 15 counties of Estonia. It is located in southern Estonia bordering Pärnu, Järva, Jõgeva, Tartu and Valga counties. 55,657 people live in Viljandi County – constituting 4.2% of the total population in Estonia (as of January 2009).[1]

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History

Viljandimaa, under the German name of Kreis Fellin, was an important centre of commerce and power in the Middle Ages — there are a number of castle ruins there.

County Government

The County Government (Estonian: Maavalitsus) is led by Governor (Estonian: maavanem), who is appointed by the Government of Estonia for a term of five years. Currently the Governor position is held by Kalle Küttis.

Municipalities

The county is subdivided into municipalities. There are 3 urban municipalities (Estonian: linnad – towns) and 12 rural municipalities (Estonian: vallad – parishes) in Viljandi County.

Urban municipalities:

Municipalities of Viljandi County

Rural municipalities:

  • Abja
  • Halliste
  • Karksi
  • Kolga-Jaani
  • Kõo
  • Kõpu
  • Paistu
  • Pärsti
  • Saarepeedi
  • Suure-Jaani
  • Tarvastu
  • Viiratsi

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