Rapla Coonty (Estonie: Rapla maakond), or Raplamaa, is ane o 15 coonties o Estonie. It is situatit in wastren pairt o the kintra an borders Järva Coonty tae the east, Pärnu Coonty tae the sooth, Lääne Coonty tae the wast, an Harju Coonty tae the north. 36,678 fowk live in Rapla Coonty – constitutin 2.7% o the total population in Estonie (as o Januar 2009).[1]

Rapla Coonty
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Location of Rapla Coonty
KintraEstonie
CaipitalRapla
Govrenment
 • GovrenorTõnis Blank
Area
 • Total2,980 km2 (1,150 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan 2009[1])
 • Tot36,678
 • Density12/km2 (32/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codeEE-70

HistoryEedit

The first written records o Rapla date back tae the 1241 Dens census (Liber Census Daniae).

Coonty govrenmentEedit

The Coonty Govrenment (Estonie: Maavalitsus) is led bi a Govrenor (Estonie: maavanem), who is appointit bi the Govrenment o Estonie for a term o five years. Syne 9 August 2004, the Govrenor position is held bi Tõnis Blank.

MunicipalitiesEedit

 
Municipalities o Rapla Coonty

The coonty is subdividit intae municipalities. Thare are 10 landwart municipalities (Estonie: vallad – pairishes) in Rapla Coonty:

GeografieEedit

Natural resources foond in Rapla coonty include limestane, dolomite, peat, an clay.

Miscellaneous topicsEedit

The kirk o Rapla wis built in 1901. Housomeivver, hintle o the interior dates back tae several hunder years earlier an is o heich virtu an historical value. In the kirk yard there are several crosses remainin frae the 17t century.

ReferencesEedit

  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.

Freemit airtinsEedit

Coordinates: 58°55′N 24°45′E / 58.917°N 24.750°E / 58.917; 24.750