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Jõelähtme Parish



Jõelähtme Parish ( Jõelähtme vald ) is a rural municipality in Harju County, north-western Estonia. It had a population of 5,351 (as of 1 January 2012) and an area of 210.86 km2, the population density is

The administrative centre of Jõelähtme Parish is Jõelähtme village. It is located 20 km east from the centre of Estonia's capital, Tallinn.

History

Established in 1816.

During World War II, 6,000 Jews and Roma were murdered by Estonian Nazi collaborators under German supervision. Mass executions were carried out on sand dunes called Kalevi-Liiva where a memorial has been erected.

Local government

Current mayor (vallavanem) is Andrus Umboja and chairman of the council (volikogu esimees) is Art Kuum.

Geography



Settlements

There are 2 small boroughs (est: alevikud, sg. - alevik) and 34 villages (est: külad, sg. - küla) in Jõelähtme Parish.

Small boroughs: Kostivere, Loo.

Villages: Aruaru, Haapse, Haljava, Ihasalu, Iru, Jägala, Jägala-Joa, Jõelähtme, Jõesuu, Kaberneeme, Kallavere, Koila, Koipsi, Koogi, Kostiranna, Kullamäe, Liivamäe, Loo, Maardu, Manniva, Neeme, Nehatu, Parasmäe, Rammu, Rebala, Rohusi, Ruu, Saha, Sambu, Saviranna, Ülgase, Uusküla, Vandjala, Võerdla.

Landmarks

  • Jägala Waterfall
  • Rebala Heritage Reserve
  • Kostivere karst area
  • Jõelähtme church
  • Kaberneeme beach
  • Kalevi-Liiva memorial
  • Ülgase caves

    Gallery

    Saha chapel.JPG|Saha chapel StoneCistGraves.jpg|Bronze Age stone cist graves Ihasalu ülemine päevamärk 2006.jpg|Ihasalu Kostivere2.jpg|Kostivere Joelahtme kirik.jpg|Jõelähtme church Linnamäe HEJ 2009-10-12.JPG|Linnamäe hydroelectric power plant Estonia Jägala Waterfalls (Jägala Juga) Summer 2014 (1).JPG|Jägala Waterfall Kalevi-Liiva_memorial.jpg|Memorial at Kalevi-Liiva Mälestussammas.JPG|Monument to the Estonian War of Independence Maardu mõisa peahoone2.jpg|Maardu manor house Ülgase koopad.jpg|Ülgase koopad.jpg|Ülgase caves Rammusaar.JPG|Rammu Island Jägala jõgi.JPG|Mouth of the Jägala river