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Muhu, also called Muhumaa, is an island in the Baltic Sea. With an area of 198 km² it is the third largest island belonging to Estonia, after Saaremaa and Hiiumaa. Map Of Estonian archipelago (Saaremaa and Hiiumaa) from http://www. ... The Baltic Sea is located in Northern Europe, from 53 deg. ... This article is about the island. ... Tahkuranna the northern most part of Hiiumaa, Estonia Hiiumaa (Swedish, German: Dagö) is the second largest island belonging to Estonia. ...


Together with neighbouring smaller islands of Kesselaid, Viirelaid, Võilaid and Suurlaid it forms Muhu Commune (Estonian: Muhu vald), the rural municipality within Saare County. The municipality has a population of 1,822 (as of 1 January 2004) and covers an area of 206.12 km². The population density is 8.8 inhabitants per km². This is a list of the rural municipalities (vallad, singular - vald) of Estonia. ... Saare County, or Saare maakond, is a county or maakond of Estonia. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Most important villages in Muhu are Kuivastu, Liiva and Koguva.


The island is divided from mainland Estonia by Suur väin channel and from Saaremaa by Väike väin channel. This article is about the island. ...


Muhu is famous for having the only still-working windmills in the whole country of Estonia. A windmill is an engine powered by the energy of wind to mill grain, often contained in a large building as in traditional post mills, smock mills and tower mills. ...


External links

  • Official website


Coat of arms of Saare County Municipalities of Saare County
Urban municipality: Kuressaare
Rural municipalities: Kaarma | Kihelkonna | Kärla | Laimjala | Leisi | Lümanda | Muhu | Mustjala | Orissaare | Pihtla | Pöide | Ruhnu | Salme | Torgu | Valjala

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Muhu --  Encyclopædia Britannica (342 words)
) in the north; and Muhu, the smallest, in the east nearest the mainland.
The archipelago's three main islands are Saaremaa (q.v.), the largest, in the south; Hiiumaa (q.v.) in the north; and Muhu, the smallest, in the east nearest the mainland.
It is separated from the island of Saaremaa to the south by Soela Strait and from the mainland to the east by Muhu Strait.
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