Abja-Paluoja

Abja-Paluoja
Main street in Abja-Paluoja
Main street in Abja-Paluoja
Abja-Paluoja is located in Estonia
Abja-Paluoja
Abja-Paluoja
Abja-Paluoja is located in Europe
Abja-Paluoja
Abja-Paluoja
Coordinates: 58°07′33″N 25°21′31″E / 58.12583°N 25.35861°E / 58.12583; 25.35861Coordinates: 58°07′33″N 25°21′31″E / 58.12583°N 25.35861°E / 58.12583; 25.35861
CountryEstonia
CountyViljandi County
MunicipalityMulgi Parish
Town status1993
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total1,057
 • Rank44th
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)

Abja-Paluoja is a town in Mulgi Parish, Viljandi County, in southern Estonia. Before 2017, it was the administrative centre of Abja Parish.

Abja-Paluoja was first mentioned in 1505. Abja-Paluoja gained town rights in 1993 and became a sovereign municipality but in 1998 it was merged into surrounding rural municipality Abja Parish.

Since 1940, the Abja Gymnasium has offered secondary education. The kindergarten in Abja-Paluoja was founded in 1912.

Writer, journalist and cartoonist Karl August Hindrey was born at Abja Manor in 1875. Historian Mati Laur was born in Abja-Paluoja in 1955. Filmmaker, producer, screenwriter, journalist, and historian Riho Västrik was born in Abja-Paluoja in 1965.[2]

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References

  1. ^ Population by sex, age and place of residence after the 2017 administrative reform, 1 January. Statistics Estonia.
  2. ^ Keil, Andres (20 December 2008). "Riho Västrik: teadmisest on vähe, tahan kogeda". Eesti Päevaleht (in Estonian).

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