Rapla County

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Rapla County, or Rapla maakond, is a County or maakond of Estonia. It is located in western Estonia bordering to Lääne, Pärnu and Harju counties.

Rapla maakond
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Flag of Rapla County

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Coat of Arms of Rapla County

(Flag) (Coat of Arms)
Capital Rapla
59°0'3" N, 24°47'41" E
Governor Tõnis Blank
Area 2,980 km² (7th)
Population
 - 2004 estimate
 - 2000 census
 - Density
 
37,093 (10th)
37,593
12.4/km² (12th)
ISO 3166-2 EE-70
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Location of Rapla County

Contents

History

The first written records of Rapla date back from 1241 and appeared in the Danish Book of Evaluation.

County Government

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

Municipalities

There are 10 rural municipalities (est: vallad - parishes) in the county:

Geography

natural resources: limestone, dolomite, peat, clay.

Miscellaneous topics

The church of Rapla was built in 1901. However, much of the interior dates back to several hundred years earlier and is of high virtu and historical value. In the church yard there are several crosses remained from the 17th century.

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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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