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