Local Self-government: Administrative-territorial Division and Organisation

Table of Contents

  • Definitions of Administrative-territorial Division and Organisation

    First, the difference between the terms administrative-territorial division and administrative-territorial organisation needs to be explained since they are often used incorrectly or even as synonyms ...
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  • Parish and County

    Starting from the 13th century at the latest judging by the written historical resources available on Estonia, the parish was the principal administrative unit. The ...
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  • Rural Municipality, Town and City

    Areas of manorial estates became known as rural municipalities during the Swedish reign (1629-1710). Rural municipalities as communal self-government units were formed when serfdom was ...
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  • Development of Estonia’s Administrative-territorial Division and Organisation since 1990s (Part I)

    The situation concerning borders of local governments was complex in Estonia during the re-establishment of local governments in the early 1990s. Although the wish to ...
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  • Development of Estonia’s Administrative-territorial Division and Organisation since 1990s (Part II)

    The 1990s brought little success in terms of the administrative-territorial organisation. As a matter of fact five local governments were divided into a number of ...
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