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Coordinates: 59 ° 1 ′  N , 23 ° 20 ′  E

Map: Estonia

Norrby (German Norbi , Estonian Swedish Norrbe ) is a village ( Estonian küla ) in the rural municipality of Vormsi ( Vormsi vald ) in Lääne County . The place is in the northeast of the fourth largest Estonian island Vormsi (German Worms , Swedish Ormsö ).

Population and history

The upper Norrby lighthouse

Norrby has eleven residents today (as of December 31, 2011). Until the Second World War, the village, like all Vormsis villages, was mostly populated by Estonian Swedes .

The place was first mentioned in 1540 under the name Norbw . For the year 1565 he is recorded as Norby .

To the north of Norrby on the Baltic coast there is a large boulder from Rapakiwi , the Kirikukivi (Estonian Swedish Kerkstain or Eernstain ; in German "Kirchenstein" or "Adlerstein"). It has a height of 6.5 meters. It has been under state protection since 1941.


The upper and lower lighthouse of Norrby also belong to the local area. They were built in 1935. The reinforced concrete lighthouse is 32 meters high. Its diameter is three meters. The lower lighthouse measures 22 meters, its diameter two meters.


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