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Põlva County
PõLVA COUNTY (Estonian : Põlva maakond), or PõLVAMAA, is one of 15 counties of Estonia
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
Pskov Oblast
of Russia
Russia
. Long sections of the border with neighboring Russia
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
Estonia
(as of January 2013)
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Vehicle Registration Plate
A VEHICLE REGISTRATION PLATE, also known as a NUMBER PLATE (British English ) or a LICENSE PLATE ( American English
American English
), is a metal or plastic plate attached to a motor vehicle or trailer for official identification purposes. All countries require registration plates for road vehicles such as cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Whether they are required for other vehicles, such as bicycles, boats, or tractors, may vary by jurisdiction. The registration identifier is a numeric or alphanumeric ID that uniquely identifies the vehicle owner within the issuing region's vehicle register . In some countries, the identifier is unique within the entire country, while in others it is unique within a state or province. Whether the identifier is associated with a vehicle or a person also varies by issuing agency. There are also electronic license plates
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ISO 3166
ISO 3166 is a standard published by the International Organization for Standardization
Standardization
(ISO) that defines codes for the names of countries , dependent territories , special areas of geographical interest, and their principal subdivisions (e.g., provinces or states ). The official name of the standard is Codes for the representation of names of countries and their subdivisions. CONTENTS * 1 Parts * 2 Editions * 3 ISO 3166 Maintenance Agency * 3.1 Members * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links PARTSIt consists of three parts: * ISO 3166-1 , Codes for the representation of names of countries and their subdivisions – Part 1: Country
Country
codes, defines codes for the names of countries, dependent territories, and special areas of geographical interest
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Russia
Coordinates : 60°N 90°E / 60°N 90°E / 60; 90 Russian Federation Росси́йская Федера́ция (Russian ) Rossiyskaya Federatsiya Flag Coat of arms ANTHEM: "Gosudarstvenny gimn Rossiyskoy Federatsii " (transliteration ) "State Anthem of the Russian Federation" Location of Russia
Russia
(green) Russian-administered Crimea
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Government Of Estonia
THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF ESTONIA (Estonian : Vabariigi Valitsus) exercises executive power pursuant to the Constitution and the laws of the Republic of Estonia
Estonia
. It is also known as the cabinet. The cabinet carries out the country’s domestic and foreign policy, shaped by parliament (Riigikogu); it directs and co-ordinates the work of government institutions and bears full responsibility for everything occurring within the authority of executive power. The government, headed by the Prime Minister , thus represents the political leadership of the country and makes decisions in the name of the whole executive power
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Priit Sibul
PRIIT SIBUL (born 31 December 1977 in Valga ) is an Estonian politician, member of the Riigikogu , and Secretary General of Pro Patria and Res Publica Union . REFERENCES * ^ http://www.irl.ee/en/priit-sibul This article about an Estonian politician is a stub . You can help by expanding it
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Estonians
ESTONIANS (Estonian : eestlased) are a Finnic ethnic group related to the Finns
Finns
that mainly inhabit Estonia
Estonia
, a country located south of Finland
Finland
and the Finnish Gulf . Their national language belongs to Finnic branch and is known as Estonian (Estonian : eesti keel). Although Estonia
Estonia
is often geopolitically categorized as one of the Baltics , Estonians
Estonians
are linguistically, culturally and historically related to the neighboring Finns—both belonging to the Finnic people —differing from the non-Finnic Indo-European speaking Baltic peoples of Latvia
Latvia
and Lithuania
Lithuania

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Estonian Language
ESTONIAN (eesti keel ( listen )) is the official language of Estonia
Estonia
, spoken natively by about 922,000 people in Estonia
Estonia
and 160,000 outside Estonia. It belongs to the Finnic branch of the Uralic language family . CONTENTS * 1 Classification * 2 History * 2.1 Estonian literature * 2.2 State language * 3 Dialects * 4 Writing system
Writing system
* 4.1 Alphabet * 4.2 Orthography * 5 Phonology * 6 Grammar * 7 Vocabulary * 7.1 Ex nihilo lexical enrichment * 8 Sample text * 9 See also * 10 References * 11 Further reading * 12 External links CLASSIFICATIONEstonian belongs to the Finnic branch of the Uralic languages , along with Finnish , Karelian , and other nearby languages
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List Of Sovereign States
This LIST OF SOVEREIGN STATES provides an overview of sovereign states around the world , with information on their status and recognition of their sovereignty . Membership within the United Nations
United Nations
system divides the 206 listed states into three categories: 193 member states , 2 observer states , and 11 other states. The sovereignty dispute column indicates states whose sovereignty is undisputed (191 states) and states whose sovereignty is disputed (15 states, out of which there are 5 member states, 1 observer state and 9 other states). Compiling a list such as this can be a difficult and controversial process, as there is no definition that is binding on all the members of the community of nations concerning the criteria for statehood . For more information on the criteria used to determine the contents of this list, please see the criteria for inclusion section below
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Ethnicity
An ETHNIC GROUP or ETHNICITY is a category of people who identify with each other based on similarities such as common ancestral , language , social , cultural or national experiences . Ethnicity is often an inherited status based on the society in which one lives. In some cases, it can be adopted if a person moves into another society. Membership of an ethnic group tends to be defined by a shared cultural heritage , ancestry , origin myth , history , homeland , language or dialect , symbolic systems such as religion , mythology and ritual , cuisine , dressing style, art , and physical appearance . Ethnic groups, derived from the same historical founder population , often continue to speak related languages and share a similar gene pool
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Geographic Coordinate System
A GEOGRAPHIC COORDINATE SYSTEM is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols. The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position , and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position . A common choice of coordinates is latitude , longitude and elevation . To specify a location on a two-dimensional map requires a map projection
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Statistics Estonia
STATISTICS ESTONIA (Estonian : Statistikaamet) is the Estonian government agency responsible for producing official statistics regarding Estonia. It is subordinated the Ministry of Finance . The agency has approximately 400 employees. The office of the agency is located in Tatari , Tallinn
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Pärnu County
PäRNU COUNTY (Estonian : Pärnu maakond), or PäRNUMAA (German : Kreis Pernau), is one of 15 counties of Estonia . It is situated in south-western part of the country, on the coast of Gulf of Riga , and borders Lääne and Rapla counties to the north, Järva and Viljandi counties to the east, and Latvia to the south. In January 2013 Pärnu County had a population of 81,428 – constituting 6.3% of the total population of Estonia. Pärnu County is the largest county of Estonia in terms of land area. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 County Government * 3 Tourism * 4 Municipalities * 4.1 Urban municipalities * 4.2 Rural municipalities * 5 Geography * 6 Gallery * 7 References * 8 External links HISTORYIn Pärnu county there is the oldest known human settlement in Estonia, which is the town of Sindi , and it is 2 km up the Pärnu River , near the village of Pulli . It dates back to 8500 BCE in the Mesolithic historical period
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Harju County
HARJU COUNTY (Estonian : Harju maakond), or HARJUMAA (German : Harrien or Rugel, Latin : Harria) is one of the 15 counties of Estonia . It is situated in Northern Estonia
Estonia
, on the southern coast of the Gulf of Finland
Gulf of Finland
, and borders Lääne-Viru County to the east, Järva County to the south-east, Rapla County to the south, and Lääne County to the south-west. In January 2015 Harju County
Harju County
had a population of 575,601 – constituting 43.8% of the total population of Estonia. Tallinn
Tallinn
, the capital and largest city of Estonia, constitutes about 72% of the county's population with its 413,782 inhabitants
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Rapla County
RAPLA COUNTY (Estonian : Rapla maakond), or RAPLAMAA, is one of 15 counties of Estonia . It is situated in western part of the country and borders Järva County to the east, Pärnu County to the south, Lääne County to the west, and Harju County to the north. In January 2009 Rapla County had a population of 36,678 – constituting 2.7% of the total population in Estonia. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 County government * 3 Municipalities * 4 Geography * 5 Miscellaneous topics * 6 Gallery * 7 References * 8 External links HISTORYThe first written records of Rapla date back to the 1241 Danish census (Liber Census Daniae). COUNTY GOVERNMENTThe County Government (Estonian: Maavalitsus) is led by a Governor (Estonian: maavanem), who is appointed by the Government of Estonia for a term of five years. Since 2009, the Governor position is held by Tiit Leier . MUNICIPALITIES Municipalities of Rapla County The county is subdivided into municipalities
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Lääne-Viru County
LääNE-VIRU COUNTY (Estonian : Lääne-Viru maakond), or LääNE-VIRUMAA, is one of 15 counties of Estonia
Estonia
. It is in northern Estonia, on the south coast of the Gulf of Finland
Gulf of Finland
. In Estonian, lääne means western and ida means east or eastern. Lääne-Viru borders Ida-Viru County
Ida-Viru County
to the east, Jõgeva County
Jõgeva County
to the south, and Järva and Harju counties to the west. In January 2013 Lääne-Viru County had a population of 58,806: 4.5% of the population in Estonia. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 County Government * 3 Municipalities * 3.1 Urban municipalities * 3.2 Rural municipalities * 4 Geography * 5 Gallery * 6 References * 7 External links HISTORYIn prehistoric times Lääne-Virumaa was settled by Estonians
Estonians
of the Vironian tribe
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