Rapla County

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Rapla County
County of Estonia
Flag of Rapla County
Flag
Coat of arms of Rapla County
Coat of arms
Location of Rapla County
Country Estonia
Capital Rapla
Government
 • Governor Tõnis Blank
Area
 • Total 2,980 km2 (1,150 sq mi)
Population (Jan 2009[1])
 • Total 36,678
 • Density 12/km2 (32/sq mi)
ISO 3166 code EE-70

Rapla County (Estonian: Rapla maakond), or Raplamaa, is one of the 15 counties of Estonia. It is located west of the country. 36,678 people live in Rapla County. This is 2.7% of the total population in Estonia (as of January 2009).[1]

History[change | change source]

The first written records of Rapla date back to the 1241 Danish census (Liber Census Daniae).

County government[change | change source]

The county government (Maavalitsus) is led by a governor (maavanem). The governor is appointed by the Government of Estonia for a term of five years.

Municipalities[change | change source]

Municipalities of Rapla County

The county is divided into municipalities. There are 10 rural municipalities (vallad – parishes) in Rapla County:

Geography[change | change source]

Natural resources in Rapla county include limestone, dolomite, peat, and clay.

Gallery[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Population by sex, ethnic nationality and County, 1 January". stat.ee. Statistics Estonia. 1 January 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-18. 

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