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Pärnu County (Estonian: Pärnumaa) is a County (maakond) in the country of Estonia.

It is located in the southwest of Estonia bordering to Lääne County, and to the Baltic Sea. Across the Gulf of Riga, there is the island of Saaremaa.

Pärnu maakond
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Flag of Pärnu County

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Coat of Arms of Pärnu County

(Flag) (Coat of Arms)
Capital Pärnu
58°23'9" N, 24°30'0" E
Governor Toomas Kivimägi
Area 4,807 km² (1st)
Population
 - 2004 estimate
 - 2000 census
 - Density
 
89,660 (4th)
91,212
18.7/km² (5th)
ISO 3166-2 EE-67
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Location of Pärnu County

Contents

History

County Government

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

Tourism

The city of Pärnu is a popular holiday resort for Estonians and increasingly for Non-Estonians, e.g. from Sweden, Finland,Germany, and Russia.

Municipalities

There are 4 urban municipalities (est: linnad - towns) and 19 rural municipalities (est: vallad - parishes) in the county.

Urban municipalities:

Rural municipalities:

Geography

Miscellaneous topics

External links

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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

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