Valga district

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coat of arms map
Coat of arms of the Valga County
Finnland Lettland Russland Kreis Hiiu Kreis Saare Kreis Lääne Kreis Harju Kreis Lääne-Viru Kreis Ida-Viru Kreis Rapla Kreis Järva Kreis Jõgeva Kreis Tartu Kreis Põlva Kreis Võru Kreis Valga Kreis Viljandi Kreis PärnuLocation of the circle
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Basic data
ISO code : EE-82
Administrative headquarters : Valga ( Walk )
Area : 2,044 km²
Residents : 30,176 (January 1, 2014) 1
Population density : 17 inhabitants per km²
Circle structure: 3 municipalities
Website :
Governor : Margus Lepik (since 2010)
1 Estonia Statistics Office, database request,
September 12, 2014

The Valga County ( Estonian : Valga maakond or Valgamaa ) is a county (maakond) in Estonia .


It is located in the south-western part of the country and borders the districts of Viljandi , Tartu , Põlva , Võru and Latvia .


According to a law of December 13, 1995 , the governor is appointed in coordination with the local government on the proposal of the Prime Minister.


The governor manages the business of the district administration, represents the interests of the state and is supposed to ensure a balanced development of the district. He coordinates the cooperation of the regional branches of the ministries and other administrative authorities and the local government. He is also responsible for the distribution and use of state assets in the district, approves the planned budgets of the state authorities and monitors compliance with them.

He supervises the work of the municipalities in the district and represents the district in court.

The governor is accountable to the government of the Republic of Estonia for his activities.

cities and communes

Municipalities in Valga County

Since the administrative reform in 2017, the district has 3 municipalities.

Web links

Commons : Valga County  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files