Pöide Parish

Pöide Parish
Pöide vald
Municipality of Estonia

Pöide church


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Pöide Parish within Saare County.
Country Estonia
County Saare County
Administrative centre Tornimäe
  Total 123.6 km2 (47.7 sq mi)
Population (01.01.2006)
  Total 953
  Density 7.7/km2 (20/sq mi)
Website www.saaremaa.ee/poide

Pöide Parish is in Saare County, Estonia. The municipality covers an area of 123.6 km² (47.7 mi²) and has a population of 953 (as of 1 January 2006).


Ardla - Are - Iruste - Kahutsi - Kakuna - Kanissaare - Kärneri - Keskvere - Koigi - Kõrkvere - Kübassaare - Leisi - Levala - Metsara - Mui - Muraja - Neemi - Nenu - Oti - Puka - Pöide - Reina - Sundimetsa - Talila - Tornimäe - Ula - Unguma - Uuemõisa - Välta - Veere

Pöide Church

Pöide Church is located in Pöide Parish. Pöide St. Mary's church dominates the surrounding low countryside. Due to its massiveness, it gives the impression of a fortress rather than a church. Indeed, its history is entwined with Saaremaa's battles and fortresses. After the conquest of Saaremaa in 1227, the eastern part of Saaremaa belonged to the Livonian Order, who built a fortress at Pöide as their headquarters during the second half of the 13th century. This fortress was destroyed by the Saarlanders during the wave of uprisings against the occupying forces that took place in Estonia and Saaremaa during St.George's Night Uprising of 1343. There was a chapel on the southern side of the fortress, and the walls of this chapel form the central part of Pöide Church. The church was last burnt and its interior completely destroyed during World War II. It is slowly being restored.[1]



Koigi Manor


  1. "Estonian Manors". Retrieved 2 June 2012.

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Coordinates: 58°30′44″N 23°03′32″E / 58.51222°N 23.05889°E / 58.51222; 23.05889

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