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Põlva County

Põlva County
County of Estonia
Flag of Põlva County
Coat of arms of Põlva County
Coat of arms
Location of Põlva County
Country Estonia
Capital Põlva
 • Governor Ulla Preeden
 • Total 2,164.77 km2 (835.82 sq mi)
Population (Jan 2013[1])
 • Total 27,028
 • Density 12/km2 (32/sq mi)
 • Estonians 95%
 • other 5%
ISO 3166 code EE-65
Vehicle registration O
Website .ee.polvamaawww

Põlva County (Estonian: Põlva maakond), or Põlvamaa, is one of 15 counties of Estonia. It is situated in south-eastern part of the country and borders Tartu, Valga and Võru counties. The county also shares a common border with Pskov Oblast of Russia. Long sections of the border with neighboring Russia have not yet been ratified by treaty, and certain villages in Põlva County (e.g., Lutepää and Saatse) can only be reached by driving through Russian-controlled territory. 27,028 people live in Põlva County – constituting 2.3% of the total population in Estonia (as of January 2013).[1]


  • Government 1
  • Municipalities 2
  • Demographics 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


The County Government (Estonian: Maavalitsus) is led by Governor (Estonian: maavanem), who is appointed by the Government of Estonia for a term of five years. Since 2007, the Governor position is held by Priit Sibul.


The county is subdivided into municipalities. There are 13 rural municipalities (Estonian: vallad - parishes) in Põlva County.

Municipalities of Põlva County

Rural municipalities:

Lake Aalupi in August 2013


27,028 people live in Põlva County – constituting 2.1% of the total population in Estonia (as of January 2013).[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Population by sex, ethnic nationality and County, 1 January".  

External links

  • Official website

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