Municipalities o Estonie

A Municipality (Estonie: omavalitsus) is the smawest admeenistrative subdiveesion o Estonie. Each municipality is a unit o sel-govrenment wi its representative an executive bodies. The municipalities in Estonie cover the entire territory o the kintra.

Municipalities in Estonie are o twa teepes: urban municipalities, or touns (Est.: linnad, sg. – linn) an landwart municipalities, or pairishes (Est.: vallad, sg. – vald). Thare is nae ither status distinction atween thaim.

Municipality mey contain ane or several populatit places. Some urban municipalities are dividit intae destricts (Est.: linnaosad, sg. – linnaosa) wi limitit sel-govrenment, e.g. Tallinn consists o 8 districts (Haabersti, Kesklinn, Kristiine, Lasnamäe, Mustamäe, Nõmme, Pirita, Põhja-Tallinn).

Municipalities range in population frae Tallinn wi 427,500 inhabitants tae Ruhnu wi 68.[1] As ower twa-thirds o the municipalities hae a population o unner 3,000, mony o thaim hae foond it advantageous tae co-operate in providin services an carryin oot admeenistrative functions.

Syne October 2013 thare are total o 215 municipalities in Estonie, 30 o thaiem are urban an 185 are landwart. The municipalities are leetit belaw, bi coonty:

Harju CoontyEedit

23 municipalities (6 urban, 17 landwart)

 
Municipalities o Harju Coonty

Urban municipalities:

Landwart municipalities:

Hiiu CoontyEedit

4 landwart municipalities

 
Municipalities o Hiiu Coonty

Landwart municipalities:

Ida-Viru CoontyEedit

20 municipalities (5 urban, 15 landwart)

 
Municipalities o Ida-Viru Coonty

Urban municipalities:

Landwart municipalities:

Järva CoontyEedit

12 municipalities (1 urban, 11 landwart)

 
Municipalities o Järva Coonty

Urban municipalities:

Landwart municipalities:

Jõgeva CoontyEedit

13 municipalities (3 urban, 10 landwart)

 
Municipalities o Jõgeva Coonty

Urban municipalities:

Landwart municipalities:

Lääne CoontyEedit

10 municipalities (1 urban, 9 landwart)

 
Municipalities o Lääne Coonty

Urban municipality:

Landwart municipalities:

Lääne-Viru CoontyEedit

 
Municipalities o Lääne-Viru Coonty

Urban municipalities:

Landwart municipalities:

Pärnu CoontyEedit

 
Municipalities o Pärnu Coonty

Urban municipalities:

Landwart municipalities:

Põlva CoontyEedit

 
Municipalities o Põlva Coonty

Urban municipality:

Landwart municipalities:

Rapla CoontyEedit

 
Municipalities o Rapla Coonty

Landwart municipalities:

Saare CoontyEedit

 
Municipalities o Saare Coonty

Urban municipality:

Landwart municipalities:

Tartu CoontyEedit

 
Municipalities o Tartu Coonty

Urban municipalities:

Landwart municipalities:

Valga CoontyEedit

 
Municipalities o Valga Coonty

Urban municipalities:

Landwart municipalities:

Viljandi CoontyEedit

 
Municipalities o Viljandi Coonty

Urban municipalities:

Landwart municipalities:

Võru CoontyEedit

 
Municipalities o Võru Coonty

Urban municipality:

Landwart municipalities:

Structur o local authoritiesEedit

In each municipality thare is a local govrenment as well as a cooncil.

The cooncil (Estonie: volikogu) is a representative body electit b the residents o a municipality for a term o three year. The members o the cooncil elect a chairman (Estonie: volikogu esimees), who organises the cooncil’s wirk an represents the municipality.

The govrenment (Estonie: valitsus) is an executive body formit bi the cooncil. It is heidit bi a mayor (Estonie: linnapea in touns, vallavanem in parishes), who is appointit for a fower-year term. The mayor canna be the chairman o the cooncil. Ither members o the govrenment are chosen bi the mayor wi the appruival o the cooncil.

Umwhile municipalitiesEedit

See an awEedit

ReferencesEedit

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