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A county  (maakond) is an administrative subdivision of Estonia. Estonia is divided into 15 counties.


The government of each county is led by a county governor, who represents the national government at the regional level. Governors are appointed by the government for a term of five years. Each county is further divided into municipalities which are of two types: urban municipality, or town (linn), and rural municipality, or parish (vald).


The Estonian counties Järva and Põlva are part of the BSSSC network. They are represented by the Association of Estonian Cities and Association of Estonian Municipalities.

Association of Estonian Cities 

Contact person

Mr Toivo Riimaa

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