|Coordinates :||58 ° 14 ' N , 25 ° 53' E|
|Area :||409 km²|
|Residents :||3,749 (2010)|
|Population density :||9 inhabitants per km²|
|Time zone :||EET (UTC + 2)|
Tarvastu (German: Tarvast or Tarwast ) was a rural community in the Estonian district of Viljandi with an area of 409 km². It had 3749 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2010).
Tarvastu was first mentioned as a parish in 1234 . In addition to the main town of Mustla, the rural community included the villages of Ämmuste, Anikatsi, Jakobimõisa, Järveküla, Kalbuse, Kannuküla, Kärstna, Kivilõppe, Koidu, Kuressaare, Maltsa, Marjamäe, Metsla, Mõnnaste, Rksõi, Pahuvere, Pahuvere, Passikilla, Pahuvere , Roosilla, Soe, Sooviku, Suislepa , Tagamõisa, Tarvastu, Tinnikuru, Ülensi, Unametsa, Väluste, Vanausse, Veisjärve, Vilimeeste, Villa and Vooru.
39% of the area was covered by forests. In the east the rural community bordered the Võrtsjärv .
The remains of the Tarwast Order Castle are located near the village of Tarvastu .
- Martin Lipp (* April 2 jul. / 14. April 1854 greg. In Vooru, Livonia; today Landsgemeinde Tarvastu, Estonia, † March 8, 1923 in Tallinn) was an Estonian pastor and poet
- Richard Alexander Georg Wühner (born September 16, jul. / 28. September 1872 greg. In Tarvastu, Viljandi County, Governorate of Livonia , Russian Empire , now Estonia; † 3 or 4 May 1919 in Pskov , Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic , now Russian Federation) was an Estonian Evangelical Lutheran pastor and martyr
- Martin Klein (born September 12, 1884 in Tarvastu, † February 11, 1947 in Tarvastu) was an Estonian wrestler, 1912 Olympic medalist for Russia
- Jaan Kiivit senior (born February 27, 1906 in Pahuvere, Tarvastu rural community, Viljandi County, Livonia Governorate , Russian Empire , today Estonia; † August 3, 1971 in Tallinn) was an Estonian Evangelical Lutheran pastor, archbishop and ecumenist
- Algo Kärp (* 1985), cross-country skier
- Tarvastu municipality website (Estonian).