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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

MÄRJAMAA

Reilika Leon

Tallinn Arte Gymnasium

Supervisor: Lüüli Kogermann


General facts

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

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St mary s church

St. Mary’s Church


Facilities

Facilities


Sports hall

Football

Volleyball

Basketball

Horseriding

Swimming

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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THANK YOU FOR LISTENING!


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