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Counties Of Estonia
COUNTIES (Estonian : maakond, plural maakonnad) are the first-level administrative subdivisions of Estonia
Estonia
. Estonian territory is composed of 15 counties, including 13 on the mainland and 2 on islands. The government (maavalitsus) of each county is led by a maavanem (governor) who represents the national government (Vabariigi Valitsus) at the regional level. Governors are appointed by the national government for a term of five years. Each county is further divided into municipalities of two types: urban municipalities (towns, linnad) and rural municipalities (parishes, vallad). CONTENTS * 1 List of counties * 2 History * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links LIST OF COUNTIES Population
Population
figures are those of 1 January 2016. List of counties of Estonia
Estonia
Coat of arms COUNTY CAPITAL Area
Area
(km2) POPULATION Pop. density (inhab
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Estonian Parliamentary Election, 2015
Taavi Rõivas Reform ELECTED PRIME MINISTERTaavi Rõivas Reform PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS were held in Estonia on 1 March 2015. Advance voting was held between 19 and 25 February with a turnout of 33 percent. The results were a victory for the ruling Reform Party. CONTENTS * 1 Background * 2 Electoral system * 2.1 Seats by electoral district * 3 Opinion polls * 4 Results * 5 Aftermath * 6 See also * 7 References * 8 External links BACKGROUNDThis was the first election since the resignation of Prime Minister Andrus Ansip , who relinquished his position after holding the office for almost nine years. Following the resignation, a new coalition comprising the Estonian Reform Party and the Estonian Social Democrats were authorized to form a new government on 24 March 2014 with 34-year-old Taavi Rõivas as the new Prime Minister. This replaced the prior coalition of the Estonian Reform Party and the Pro Patria and Res Publica Union
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Estonian Presidential Election, 2006
Arnold Rüütel Conservative People\'s Party of Estonia ELECTED PRESIDENTToomas Hendrik Ilves Social Democratic Party (Estonia) ESTONIAN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS, 2006 took place over four rounds, which were held on 28 and 29 August, and 23 September 2006. The first three rounds of the presidential election were held within the Riigikogu , which is Estonia 's Parliament, as specified under electoral law. The two top candidates, Ene Ergma and Toomas Hendrik Ilves , were not elected because they did not obtain the required two-thirds of the votes in the Riigikogu. As the Riigikogu was unable to make a decision within the first three rounds, it was required under Estonian electoral law to convene an Electoral Body to decide the presidency. It was convened on 23 September, and Toomas Hendrik Ilves emerged as the winner over the other candidate and incumbent president, Arnold Rüüte , after obtaining a majority of the votes in the Electoral Body
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Estonian Parliamentary Election, 2007
Andrus Ansip Reform ELECTED PRIME MINISTERAndrus Ansip Reform Leading party by municipality: ERE EKE IM/RP SDE EMRL 20–29% 30–39% 40–49% 50–59% 20–29% 30–39% 40–49% 50–59% 60–69% 70–79% 20–29% 30–39% 40–49% 50–59% 20–29% 30–39% 40–49% 50–59% 20–29% 30–39% 40–49% 50–59% 60–69% 80–89% PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS were held in Estonia on 4 March 2007. It was the world's first nationwide vote where part of the voting was carried out in the form of remote electronic voting via the internet . The election saw the Estonian Reform Party emerged as the largest faction in the Riigikogu with 31 seats. The Estonian Centre Party finished second with 29 seats, whilst the new Union of Pro Patria and Res Publica lost 16 seats compared to the 35 won by the two parties in the 2003 elections
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Population
A POPULATION is all the organisms of the same group or species , which live in a particular geographical area , and have the capability of interbreeding. The area that is used to define a sexual population is defined as the area where inter-breeding is potentially possible between any pair within the area, and where the probability of interbreeding is greater than the probability of cross-breeding with individuals from other areas. In sociology , population refers to a collection of humans . Demography
Demography
is a social science which entails the statistical study of human populations
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Ministry Of Foreign Affairs (Estonia)
The MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF ESTONIA (Estonian : Eesti Vabariigi Välisministeerium) is a Cabinet-level governmental agency in Estonia
Estonia
in charge of conducting and designing Estonian Foreign policy . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 See also * 3 Sources * 3.1 References HISTORYThe Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia
Estonia
was established in 1919 soon after the declaration of independence of Estonia
Estonia
on February 23, 1918. After the occupation of Estonia
Estonia
by the Soviet Army in September 1939 following the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact in August of the same year. After establishment of the Soviet rule in Estonia, the national government in exile assumed the duties of the foreign service. This government promoted and called for Estonian independence abroad
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European Parliament Election, 2004 (Estonia)
The EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT ELECTION OF 2004 IN ESTONIA was the election of MEP representing Estonia constituency for the 2004-2009 term of the European Parliament . It was part of the wider 2004 European election . The vote took place on June 13. The election was conducted using the D\'Hondt method with open list . The voter turnout in Estonia was one of the lowest of all member countries at only 26.8%. A similar trend was visible in most of the new member states that joined the EU in 2004. The biggest winner was the Social Democratic Party , due to the popularity of their leading candidate Toomas Hendrik Ilves , who received the vast majority of the party's votes. The governing Res Publica Party and People\'s Union polled poorly. Ilves went on to become President of Estonia in October 2006, leaving his MEP seat to Katrin Saks
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European Parliament Election, 2009 (Estonia)
The EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT ELECTION OF 2009 IN ESTONIA was the election of the delegation from Estonia to the European Parliament in 2009. The election day was 7 June 2009. Turnout was 43.9% – about 17.1% higher than during the previous election five years before. The turnout was also slightly above the European average of 42.94%. Six seats were up for taking in this election: two of them were won by the Estonian Centre Party . Estonian Reform Party , Union of Pro Patria and Res Publica , Social Democratic Party and an independent candidate Indrek Tarand all won one seat each. The election result was remarkable in that the independent candidate Indrek Tarand gathered the support of 102,460 voters, only 1,046 votes less than the winner of the election, Estonian Centre Party, surpassing the results of all other major and minor parties
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County
A COUNTY is a geographical region of a country used for administrative or other purposes, in certain modern nations. The term is derived from the Old French
Old French
conté or cunté denoting a jurisdiction under the sovereignty of a count (earl ) or a viscount . The modern French is comté, and its equivalents in other languages are contea, contado, comtat, condado, Grafschaft, graafschap, Gau, etc. (cf. conte , comte, conde, Graf
Graf
). When the Normans
Normans
conquered England
England
, they brought the term with them. The Saxons
Saxons
had already established the districts that became the historic counties of England
England
, calling them shires (many county names derive from the name of the county town (county seat ) with the word "shire" added on: for example, Gloucestershire
Gloucestershire
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Capital (political)
A CAPITAL CITY (or simply CAPITAL) is the municipality exercising primary status in a country , state , province , or other administrative region , usually as its seat of government . A capital is typically a city that physically encompasses the offices and meeting places of its respective government ; the status as capital is often designated by its law or constitution . In some jurisdictions , including several countries, the different branches of government are located in different settlements. In some cases, a distinction is made between the official (constitutional) capital and the seat of government, which is in another place. Capital cities that are also the prime economic, cultural, or intellectual centres of a nation or an empire are sometimes referred to as primate cities
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Area
AREA is the quantity that expresses the extent of a two-dimensional figure or shape , or planar lamina , in the plane . Surface area is its analog on the two-dimensional surface of a three-dimensional object . Area
Area
can be understood as the amount of material with a given thickness that would be necessary to fashion a model of the shape, or the amount of paint necessary to cover the surface with a single coat. It is the two-dimensional analog of the length of a curve (a one-dimensional concept) or the volume of a solid (a three-dimensional concept). The area of a shape can be measured by comparing the shape to squares of a fixed size. In the International System of Units
International System of Units
(SI), the standard unit of area is the square metre (written as m2), which is the area of a square whose sides are one metre long
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European Parliament Election, 2014 (Estonia)
The EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT ELECTION OF 2014 IN ESTONIA was the election of the delegation from Estonia to the European Parliament in 2014
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Population Density
POPULATION DENSITY (in agriculture : standing stock and standing crop ) is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume; it is a quantity of type number density . It is frequently applied to living organisms , and most of the time to humans . It is a key geographical term. CONTENTS* 1 Biological population densities * 1.1 Human
Human
population density * 1.1.1 By political boundaries * 1.1.2 Other methods of measurement * 2 See also * 2.1 Lists of entities by population density * 3 References * 4 External links BIOLOGICAL POPULATION DENSITIES Population
Population
density is population divided by total land area or water volume, as appropriate. Low densities may cause an extinction vortex and lead to further reduced fertility. This is called the Allee effect after the scientist who identified it
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Chancellor Of Justice (Estonia)
CHANCELLOR (Latin : cancellarius) is a title of various official positions in the governments of many nations. The original chancellors were the cancellarii of Roman courts of justice—ushers, who sat at the cancelli or lattice work screens of a basilica or law court, which separated the judge and counsel from the audience. A chancellor's office is called a chancellery or chancery . The word is now used in the titles of many various officers in all kinds of settings (government, education, religion, etc.)
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Kersti Kaljulaid
KERSTI KALJULAID ( ; born 30 December 1969) is an Estonian politician who is the fifth and current President of Estonia , in office since 10 October 2016. She is the first female head of state of Estonia since the country declared independence in 1918, as well as the youngest ever President, aged 46. Kaljulaid is a former state official, serving as Estonia's representative in the European Court of Auditors from 2004 until 2016. After several rounds of Estonian presidential elections in 2016 ended without success, she was brought as a "dark horse " and on 30 September 2016 she was nominated by the majority of parliamentary parties as a joint candidate for President of Estonia , she was the only nominated candidate in that round. She was voted President of Estonia on 3 October 2016, by 81 votes with 17 abstainers
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Jüri Ratas
JüRI RATAS (born 2 July 1978 in Tallinn ) is an Estonian politician who is the current leader of the Centre Party and the Prime Minister of Estonia . He acted as the Vice-President of the Riigikogu and Mayor of Tallinn from 2005 to 2007. As a Mayor of Tallinn he initiated the European Green Capital programme. In 2015 parliamentary election , Ratas was reelected to the parliament with 7,932 individual votes. In March he was elected as the Second Deputy Speaker of the parliament. On 5 November 2016, Ratas was elected to succeed Edgar Savisaar as the leader of the Centre Party. After Taavi Rõivas\' second cabinet split in November 2016 due to internal struggle, coalition talks began between Centre Party, Social Democratic Party and Pro Patria and Res Publica Union. On 19 November, the three parties agreed on the conditions of the new coalition led by Ratas. Ratas was sworn in as the Prime Minister of Estonia on 23 November. He is married and a father of three
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