Jaama (Alutaguse)

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Coordinates: 59 ° 2 '  N , 27 ° 43'  E

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Jaama (Alutaguse)

Jaama is a village ( Estonian küla ) in the rural municipality of Alutaguse (until 2017 Illuka ). It is located in Ida-Viru County ( East Wierland ) in northeast Estonia .

Description and history

Jaama is located fifty kilometers from the city of Jõhvi . The village has 65 inhabitants (as of 2011).

It was first mentioned in a document in 1583. At that time the village was called Vihtse or Vihtitsa . It is of Wotic origin. Later the place was named Jaema . In 1782 239 people lived there.

Orthodox Church

The Russian Orthodox Church of Jaama ( Russian: Нарвский Воскресенский кафедральный собор ) consecrated to St. Nicholas was consecrated on August 13, 1904. Its architect was Vladimir Lunski . The church was destroyed during the Second World War . Until it was rebuilt in 1991, services were held in a chapel on the site of the local cemetery.

The church is now subordinate to the Estonian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate ( Moskva Patriarhaadi Eesti Õigeusu Kirik ).

Asylum reception center

Jaama is close to the Russian-Estonian border . The Estonian reception center for asylum seekers is located in the village . It was inaugurated in May 2000 and is subordinate to the Estonian Ministry of Social Affairs. The reception center has a capacity for a maximum of 35 refugees and asylum seekers.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Tutvustus ( Memento of 21 August 2012 at the Internet Archive )