Puka, Estonia

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Small borough
Puka is located in Estonia
Location in Estonia
Coordinates: 58°3′11″N 26°14′28″E / 58.05306°N 26.24111°E / 58.05306; 26.24111Coordinates: 58°3′11″N 26°14′28″E / 58.05306°N 26.24111°E / 58.05306; 26.24111
Country Estonia
County Valga County
MunicipalityOtepää Parish
 • Total580

Puka (German: Bockenhof) is a small borough (Estonian: alevik) in Otepää Parish, Valga County, in southern Estonia. It was the administrative centre of Puka Parish until 2017. At the 2011 Census, the settlement's population was 580.[1]

The architect Georg Hellat (1870–1943) was born in Puka.

On 1 May 1897, a military train went off the rails 3km north of Puka. 58 people were killed and 44 were heavily wounded in the accident.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Population by place of residence (settlement), sex and age". Statistics Estonia. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. "Puka alevik" (in Estonian). eestigiid.ee. Retrieved 11 January 2013.