Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Estonia - map of Harjumaa region (EE-38042)

This wonderful card shows the map of Harjumaa region and the Jägala waterfall, which is located in this region. harjumaa is one of the regions of Estonia and used to be one of the ancient Estonian counties existing since the 1st century AD until 1224.

Harju County (Estonian: Harju maakond), or Harjumaa, (Latin: Harria), nowadays one of 15 counties of Estonia. It is situated in northern Estonia, on the south coast of 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.

38.8% of the total population of Estonia live in Harju County.

Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, is included in the county. The City Council of Tallinn has applied to the Government to be given a special status with its own law.


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