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Lääne-Viru County, Western Virumaa or Western Vironia (Estonian: Lääne-Viru maakond or Lääne-Virumaa) is a County or maakond of Estonia. It is located in northern Estonia bordering to Ida-Viru, Järva, Jõgeva and Harju counties. Population of the county is 68,402 (1 January 2005). Regarding the size of population, West-Viru is the fifth largest county in Estonia.

Lääne-Viru maakond
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Flag of Lääne-Viru County

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Coat of Arms of Lääne-Viru County

(Flag) (Coat of Arms)
Capital Rakvere
59°20'44" N, 26°21'28" E
Governor Urmas Tamm
Area 3,465 km² (3rd)
Population
 - 2004 estimate
 - 2000 census
 - Density
 
66,743 (5th)
67,801
19.3/km² (4th)
ISO 3166-2 EE-59
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Location of Lääne-Viru County


Contents

History

In prehistoric times was settled by Estonians of Vironian tribe.

County Government

The County Government (Maakonnavalitsus) is led by a Governor (maavanem).

Municipalities

There are 4 urban municipalities (est: linnad - towns) and 14 rural municipalities (est: vallad - parishes) in the county.

Urban municipalities:

Rural municipalities:

Geography

Miscellaneous topics

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Counties of Estonia
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Flag of Estonia

Harju | Hiiu | Ida-Viru | Järva | Jõgeva | Lääne | Lääne-Viru | Pärnu | Põlva | Rapla | Saare | Tartu | Valga | Viljandi | Võru

et:Lääne-Viru maakond ro:Judeţul Lääne-Viru de:Kreis Lääne-Viru

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