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Counties of Estonia

Harjumaa

To 1917 From 1990

1719 - 1783 Revel a province of the Duchy of Estonia

1918 - 1940 Harju province

08 Apr 1952 - 23 Apr 1953 Tallinn oblast

01 Jan 1990 Harju County

 

Secretary of the Oblast Committee of the Communist Party

10 May 1952 - 23 Apr 1953 Aleksander Ansberg ................... 1909-1975

 

 

Governors

30 May 1719 - 10 Nov 1728 Count Theodor Matveyevich Apraksin ... 1661-1728

1730 - 21 Oct 1735 Friedrich von Löwen .................. 1654-1744

21 Oct 1735 - 26 Jul 1736 Count Platon Ivanovich Musin-Pushkin . 1698-1743

26 Jul 1736 - 03 Mar 1740 Gustav Otto Douglas .................. 1687-1771

03 Mar 1740 - 1743 Count Ulrich Friedrich Waldemar

von Lewendahl ....................... 1700-1755

13 Oct 1743 - 29 Mar 1753 Prince Peter August von Schleswig

-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck (1st Time) . 1696-1775

29 Mar 1753 - 30 Mar 1758 Vladimir Petrovich Dolgorukov

30 Mar 1758 - 09 Jan 1762 Prince Peter August von Schleswig

-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck (2nd Time)

1762 - 1783 George von Browne-Camas .............. 1698-1792

1918 - 1920 Johannes Reinthal .................... 1875-1945

1920 - 1922 Oskar Albert Suursööt ................ 1893-1950

1922 - 1927 Martin Kruusimaa

1927 - 1936 Rudolf Aleksander Kuris .............. 1890-1950

1936 - 10 Jun 1940 Karl Robert Ruus ..................... 1899-1946

1941 Gustav Abel

30 Aug 1941 - 22 Sep 1944 Paul Männik .......................... 1901-1987

Chairman of the Executive Committee

08 Apr 1952 - 23 Apr 1953 Ernst Jaan Ristmägi .................. 1907-1976

Governors

1990 - 1991 Anti Oidsalu

1991 - 1994 Mati Zernand

1994 - 1999 Mait Kornet

1999 - 2004 Orm Valtson .......................... 1958-2010

2004 - 2006 Jaan Mark

2006 - 21 Dec 2009 Värner Lootsmann ..................... 1945-

21 Dec 2009 - Ülle Rajasalu ........................ 1953-

 

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Hiiumaa

Governors

18 Dec 1989 - 1999 Tiit Laja ............................ 1950-

1999 - 20.. Hannes Maasel ........................ 1951-

20.. - 2012 Sedrik Piret

2012 - Rihu Rahuoja ......................... 1957-

 

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Ida-Virumaa

Governors

1990 - .... - ....

.... - 2004 Rein Aidma .......................... 1950-

2004 - 31 Dec 2007 Ago Silde ........................... 1963-

01 Jan 2008 - 31 Dec 2012 Riho Breivel

01 Jan 2013 - Andres Noormägi

 

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Järvamaa

Governors

1990 - 1997 Arvo Sarapuu ........................ 1953-

1998 - 2003 Theo Aasa

2004 - 2009 Üllar Vahtramäe

01 Oct 2009 - Tiina Oraste ........................ 1962-

 

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Jõgevamaa

Governors

25 May 1988 - 06 Jun 1994 Priit Saksing ....................... 1950-

(Chairman of the Executive Council to 1990)

14 Jun 1994 - 25 Mar 1999 Meelis Paavel ....................... 1963

25 Mar 1999 - 2004 Margus Oro .......................... 1964-

2004 - 31 Aug 2009 Aivar Kokk .......................... 1960-

01 Sep 2009 - Viktor Svjatõšev .................... 1956-

 

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Läänemaa

Governors

1917 - 1927 Aleksander Saar

1927 - 1930 .....

1930 - Jul 1940 Artur Kasterpalu .................... 1887-1942

01 Jan 1990 - 12 Aug 1994 Andres Lipstok ...................... 1957-

01 Nov 1994 - 03 Jan 1999 Hannes Danilov ...................... 1954-

23 Feb - 20 Jul 1999 Ander Vali .......................... 1945-

22 Sep 1999 - 22 Sep 2004 Jaanus Sahk

19 Nov 2004 - 14 Sep 2007 Sulev Vare .......................... 1962-

18 Feb 2008 - 04 Apr 2011 Neeme Suur .......................... 1968-

15 Dec 2011 - Innar Mäesalu ....................... 1970-

 

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Lääne-Virumaa

Governors

1990 - 1992 Lembit Kaljuvee ..................... 1952-

1992 - 1995 Ants Leemets

1995 - 2003 Marko Pomerants ..................... 1964-

2003 - 2004 Riina Kaptein

2004 - 2009 Urmas Tamm

14 Sep 2009 - Einar Vallbaum ...................... 1959-

 

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Pärnumaa (Parnau)

1918 - 1950 Parnu province

10 May 1952 - 23 Apr 1953 Parnu oblast

01 Jan 1990 Paru county

 

Secretary of the Oblast Committee of the Communist Party

10 May 1952 - May 1953 Otto Merimaa

 

Governors

1920 - 1940 Jüri Marksoo

01 Jan 1990 - 07 Dec 1993 Rein Kirs

07 Dec 1993 - 18 Nov 2009 Toomas Kivimägi ..................... 1963-

01 Jan 2010 - 01 Mar 2015 Andres Metsoja ...................... 1978-

01 Mar 2015 - Kalev Kaljuste

 

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Põlvamaa

Governors

1990 - 1993 Margus Leivo ........................ 1954-

1993 – 1997 ....

1997 – 1998 Kalev Kreegipuu

1998 – 2003 Mart Madissoon ..................... 1941-

2003 – 2007 Urmas Klaas ......................... 1971-

21 Oct 2007 - 2011 Priit Sibul ......................... 1977-

2011 - Ulla Preeden ........................ 1980-

 

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Ralpamaa

Governors

1989 – 1991 Harri Õunapuu ....................... 1947-

1991 - 2003 Kalle Talviste

09 Aug 2004 – 10 Dec 2009 Tõnis Blank

10 Dec 2009 - Tiit Leier

 

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Saaremaa

1918 - 1950 Saaremaa province

1950 - 1952 Kuressaare district

1952 Kingiseppa Rajoon (Kingisepp districts)

01 Jan 1990 Saaremaa county

 

Chairmen of the Executive Committee

19.. - 1960 Boris Toe

1960 - 1974 Jüri Suurhans ....................... 1921-1984

1974 - 1982 Jüri Räim ........................... 1933-1995

1982 - 1991 Ants Tammleht ....................... 1947-

Governors

1992 - 2004 Jüri Saar

2004 - 23 Jul 2006 Hans Teiv ........................... 1960-

24 Jul 2006 - 2010 Toomas Kasemaa ...................... 1968-

2010 - 17 Oct 2011 Jaan Leivategija

17 Oct 2011 - Kaido Kaasik ........................ 1968-

 

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Tartu

Governors

1989 - 1992 Robert Närska

1992 - 1993 Kalju Koha .......................... 1956-

07 Dec 1993 - 22 Mar 2003 Jaan Õunapuu ........................ 1958-

22 Mar 2003 - 2005 Eha Pärn

2005 - 2006 Tõnu Vesi (1st Time)

15 Feb 2006 - 15 Feb 2011 Esta Tamm

15 Feb - 01 Jun 2011 Tõnu Vesi (2nd Time)

01 Jun 2011 - Reno Laidre ......................... 1977-

 

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Valgamaa

Governors

1936 - 08 Jul 1940 Ferdinand (Vardi) Velner ............ 1907-1992

1990 - 2004 Rein Rander ......................... 1956-

2004 - 2010 Georg Tašanov ....................... 1954-

15 May 2010 - Margus Lepik ........................ 1969-

 

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Viljandimaa

Governors

1990 - 1993 ....

07 Dec 1993 - 2003 Helir-Valdor Seeder ................ 1964-

2004 - 2009 Kalle Küttis ....................... 1950-

2009 - Lembit Kruuse

 

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Võrumaa

Governors

1990 - 1993 ....

1993 - 1998 Tiit Soosaar

1998 - 2000 Robert Lepikson .................... 1952-2006

2000 - 2005 Mait Klaassen ...................... 1954-

2005 - 14 Jun 2010 Ülo Tuli ........................... 1957-

14 Jun 2010 - Andres Kõiv ........................ 1972-

 

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