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|ISO code :||EE-84|
|Administrative headquarters :||Viljandi ( Fellin )|
|Area :||3,422 km²|
|Residents :||47,476 (January 1, 2014) 1|
|Population density :||16 inhabitants per km²|
|Circle structure:||3 municipalities
|Governor :||Kalle Küttis since 2004|
1 Estonia Statistics Office, database request,
September 12, 2014
The Viljandi County ( Estonian Viljandi maakond or Viljandimaa ) is a county (maakond) in Estonia .
Viljandi is located in southern Estonia and borders the Pärnu , Järva , Jõgeva , Tartu and Valga counties .
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 directs 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
Since the administrative reform in 2017, Viljandi County has been made up of one city and three rural communities.