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MÄRJAMAA. Reilika Leon Tallinn Arte Gymnasium Supervisor: Lüüli Kogermann. GENERAL FACTS. Area: 872 km² (largest in Estonia) Population: 7,294 people First records from 1364 82 villages Märjamaa Nädalaleht (Märjamaa Weekletter) The symbol: St. Mary’s Church.

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M rjamaa


Reilika Leon

Tallinn Arte Gymnasium

Supervisor: Lüüli Kogermann

General facts


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Area: 872 km² (largest in Estonia)

Population:7,294 people

First records from 1364

82 villages

Märjamaa Nädalaleht (Märjamaa Weekletter)

The symbol: St. Mary’s Church

Märjamaa parish in Rapla county


St mary s church

St. Mary’s Church



Sports hall






Sports Hall

Renovated pool with sauna

Renovated Pool with Sauna

What else to do

What Else to Do?

  • Märjamaa has its own cinema called “Helk” (111 seats)

  • The local library is very enthusiastic – contests, exhibitions

  • A new skatepark has been opened recently (August 2009)

  • Hobby groups – dance, singing, handcraft, yoga, sports etc.

Sillaotsa farm museum

Sillaotsa Farm Museum

  • Opened in 1982 by Aleksander Parnabas, the last resident of Sillaotsa farm

  • Agricultural implements

  • Handwork of local masters

Enjoy the atmosphere at sillaotsa

Enjoy the Atmosphere at Sillaotsa!

Swinging party at Sillaotsa

Boys eating homemade bread

Haimre park and chapel

Haimre Park and Chapel

  • Dates back to 18 century

  • In Neo-Gothic style

  • The front of the building resembles a church

  • Alexander Uexküll, the son of the lord of Haimre manor, built the ‘chapel’ for his Oriental sweetheart

  • Locals refer to it as the ‘chapel of Muhammad’

Haimre folk house

Haimre Folk House

  • Dates back to 18th century

  • Elementary school from 1876 to 1932

  • Houses the library of Märjamaa

  • Place of local parties

Folkmusic and dance festival

Folkmusic and Dance Festival

  • Established in 2006

  • Around 300 dancers and singers from Märjamaa Parish

  • One of the most expected events of the year in the region

Varbola hill fort

Varbola Hill Fort

  • Dates back to 1212

  • One of the biggest and most powerful ancient fortresses in Estonia and entire northern Europe

  • Never conquered by any enemy

  • You can have an enjoyable picnic here!

Varbola wood days

Varbola Wood Days

  • Started in 1997

  • Each year in August

  • Fair where you can buy products made of wood

  • Exhibition

  • Lots of attractions for grown-ups and children

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Welcome to Märjamaa on 11-14 August 2010!

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