Meremäe Parish

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Flag of Meremäe Parish
Meremäe Parish (Estonian: Meremäe vald) was a rural municipality of Estonia, in Võru County. It had a population of 1,140 (as of 1 January 2009) and an area of 131.97 km².[1]

Meremäe is a part of the cultural region of Setomaa.

The following is a list of all of the reported villages and other settlements in the Parish: Ala-TsumbaAntkruvaErmakovaHärmäHelbiHilanaHilläkesteHoldiIgnasõJaanimäeJõksiJuusaKalatsovaKangavitsaKaramsinaKasakovaKastamaraKeerbaKiiovaKiislovaKiksovaKitsõKlistinaKõõruKorskiKuigõKuksinaKüllätüväKusnetsovaLepäLindsiLutjaMaaslovaMarinovaMartsinaMasluvaMelsoMereküläMeremäeMiikseMikuNavikõObinitsaOlehkovaOstrovaPaklovaPalandõPaloPaloveerePelsiPliiaPoksaPolovinaPuistaRaotuRokinaRuutsiSeretsüväSergaSirgovaSulbiTääglovaTalkaTedreTepiaTessovaTeterüväTiirhannaTiklasõTobrovaTreialiTriginäTsergondõTsirguTsumbaTuplovaTuulovaUlaskovaUusvadaVaaksaarõVäiko-HärmäVäiko-SergaVaslaVeretinäVinskiViroVõmmorski.

The larger villages were Meremäe (146 residents) and Obinitsa (135 residents). None of the other villages were reported to have more than 34 people living there in 2011.

Obinitsa Kindergarten and Meremäe School which operate as a kindergarten/basic school are situated in the Meremäe municipality.

Meremäe rural municipality was established on 23 May 1922. It belonged under Petseri County (Estonian: Petserimaa). Meremäe rural municipality was formed as a result of the administrative-territorial reform, in the course of which the four large municipalities of Petseri County were divided into 11 smaller ones. Meremäe rural municipality was initially called Obinitsa.

In 1922, on the 13th and 14 August the first elections of the rural municipality council took place. Nikolai Rammula was elected as the mayor of the rural municipality; Johan Tamm became the rural municipality secretary. The Rural Municipality Office was situated in the household of a family named Kärner in Põrste village. A new rural municipality building – Meremäe Town Hall, was built quite near to the geographical centre of the municipality, at the intersection of the historic Võru-Petseri and Pankjavitsa-Kiirova-Orava-Räpina roads. Today this building is used as Meremäe Youth Centre.

On 16 May 1923, Obinitsa rural municipality was renamed Meremäe rural municipality. New elections took place the same year, where the runners for the rural municipality council were districts by the names of "Krundimehed", "Mihailova District", "Mihailova and Vasilde Districts United" and "Obinitsa District" A total of 75 candidates were listed. Nikolai Rammula was re-elected for rural municipality mayor and Johan Tamm for secretary.

This page was last edited on 12 December 2017, at 12:54 (UTC).
Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meremae_Parish under CC BY-SA license.

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