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Võilaid is a small, uninhabited island in the Baltic Sea belonging to the country of Estonia. Its coordinates are 58°30′56″N 23°22′12″E / 58.51556°N 23.37000°E / 58.51556; 23.37000.[1]

Võilaid lies southeast of the Estonian island of Muhu in the Gulf of Riga. The island is 2.5 hectares and uninhabited. In the spring and summer months, the island is used for grazing livestock and horseback riding excursions.[2] The highest point is 3.6 m above the sea level. At low tides the water level is shallow enough to enable passage to the island of Muhu by foot.

Võilaid, along with other areas in Estonia such as: Manilaid, Kihnu, Ruhnu, Harilaid, Käina, Kassari, Saarnaki laid, Saastna, Salmi, Penijõe, Põgari-Sassi, Haeska, Kumari, Tahu were selected by the LIFE-Nature project's "Boreal Baltic Coastal Meadow Preservation in Estonia" as having the most viable coastal meadows in the country.[3]

The island was named after the village Võiküla on the island of Muhu. Together with Muhu and the neighbouring small lands of Kesselaid, Viirelaid and Suurlaid it forms Muhu Parish (Estonian: Muhu vald), the rural municipality within Saare County.

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External links

  • Panoramio: Photographs of Võilaid
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