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Tartu County

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Tartu County (Estonian: Tartu maakond or Tartumaa) is one of 15 counties of Estonia.

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Tartu County
Tartumaa
Country Estonia
Capital Tartu
Government
  GovernorReno Laidre (as of 29 February 2016)
Area
  Total2,992.75 km2 (1,155.51 sq mi)
Population
 (2022[1])
  Total157,758
  Rank2nd
  Density53/km2 (140/sq mi)
Ethnicity
  Estonians84.4%
  Russians10.1%
  other2.9%
ISO 3166 codeEE-79
Vehicle registrationT
Websitewww.tartumaa.ee
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It is located in eastern Estonia bordering Põlva County, Valga County, Viljandi County and Jõgeva County.

The area of Tartu County is 2,992.74 km2 (1,155.50 sq mi), which covers 6.9% of the territory of Estonia. In 2022 Tartu County had a population of 157,758 – constituting 11.9% of the total population in Estonia.[1] The city of Tartu is the centre of the county located at a distance of 186 km (116 mi) from Tallinn. Tartu County is divided into 8 local governments – 1 urban and 7 rural municipalities.