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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. 28,507 people live in Põlva County – constituting 2.3% of the total population in Estonia
Estonia
(as of January 2013).

CONTENTS

* 1 Government * 2 Municipalities * 3 Demographics * 4 Gallery * 5 References * 6 External links

GOVERNMENT

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 .

MUNICIPALITIES

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