|Administrative centre||Ruhnu village|
|• Total||11.9 km2 (4.6 sq mi)|
|• Density||8.2/km2 (21/sq mi)|
Ruhnu Parish has the smallest population of Estonia's 79 municipalities. Before 1944, it was for centuries populated by ethnic Swedes and traditional Swedish law was used. Almost all the Swedish people left for Sweden during the second World War.
The island's wooden church was built in 1644. It is one of the oldest wooden buildings in Estonia.
There is a lighthouse on the highest point of the island, Haubjerre hill. It was made in France and shipped to Ruhnu for assembly in 1877. The structure is believed to have been designed by Gustave Eiffel.
References[change | change source]
- "English - Ruhnu Vald". ruhnu.ee. Retrieved 2023-08-21.