General facts

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Area   1163,52 km², 1 country town, 112 villages    
Population   7684 (1.10.2018)
Males   3913
Females   3771
Largest inhabited town   Märjamaa with 2664 inhabitants

 

 

ACKNOWLEDGMENT
Acknowledgment of Märjamaa municipality is: Honorable Citizen of Märjamaa municipality; Merit Badge of Märjamaa municipality; Merit Plate of Märjamaa municipality; Certificate of Honour of Märjamaa municipality.

Merit Badge of Märjamaa municipality is Maarjarist. There are two classes of Maarjarist: 1st class – kuldrist (Golden Cross) and 2nd class – hõberist (Silver Cross).

 

MÄRJAMAA NÄDALALEHT
Märjamaa municipality is publishing weekly newspaper - Märjamaa Nädalaleht - and a calendar once a year.

Toimetaja: TIINA GILL

Symbols

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         Coat of arms                                                                  Flag

Toimetaja: TIINA GILL

Map

4.12.14
Toimetaja: TIINA GILL

Schools

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Märjamaa Gümnaasium (High School, 12 grades)                                 

Tamme tee 1, Märjamaa, 78301 Rapla mk, Estonia
+372 489 8860                                         Director Andres Elmik, +372 489 8861, aelmik@hot.ee
http://www.marjamaa.edu.ee/

Valgu Põhikool (Comprehensive School, 9 grades)
Valgu, Märjamaa vald, 78204 Rapamaa, Estonia
Director Ants Riismaa
+ 372 482 8730; +372 522 7167
valgu.kool@marjamaa.ee
http://www.valgupk.edu.ee

Kivi-Vigala Põhikool (comprehensive School, 9 grades)
Kooli 6, Kivi-Vigala, Märjamaa vald, 78001 Raplamaa, Estonia
Director Kristine Niit
+372 482 0096; +372 482 5696
kivikool50@gmail.com 
http://www.kivi-vigala.edu.ee/

Vana-Vigala Põhikool (Comprehensive School, 9 grades)
Hariduse 4, Vana-Vigala, Märjamaa vald, 78003 Raplamaa, Estonia
Director Margit Liira
+372 482 4582, +372 482 4586
vigala.pohikool@gmail.com 
http://www.vana-vigala.edu.ee/

Varbola Lasteaed-Algkool (Grade school-kindergarten, 6 grades)
Varbola, Märjamaa vald, 78203 Raplamaa, Estonia
Director Lea Lauri
+372 482 7310
varbola.kool@marjamaa.ee
http://www.varbolakool.edu.ee/ 
                           

Märjamaa Muusika- ja Kunstikool (Music and Art School)
Pihlaka 2, Märjamaa, 78302 Raplamaa, Estonia
Director Maiu Linnamägi, +372 5340 8255
+372 482 1627
muusika.kunstikool@marjamaa.ee 
http://www.marjamaamkk.edu.ee

Toimetaja: TIINA GILL

Kindergartens

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Kasti Lasteaed Karikakar                                                                                 
Kasti, Märjamaa vald, 78202 Raplamaa, Estonia
Director Lea Lauri
+372 482 6764
lasteaed.karikakr@marjamaa.ee       
http://kastikarikakar.weebly.com/

Kivi-Vigala Lasteaed Pääsulind
Lasteaia 3, Kivi-Vigala, Märjamaa vald, 78001 Raplamaa, Estonia
Director Kristine Niit
+372 482 5679
lasteaedpaasulind@hot.ee

Märjamaa Lasteaed Pillerpall
Pärna 1, Märjamaa, 78301 Raplamaa, Estonia
Director Ene Mätas
+372 482 1547
lasteaed.pillerpall@marjamaa.ee
http://lasteaedpillerpall.edu.ee

Orgita Lasteaed Midrimaa                       
Orgita, Märjamaa vald, 78313 Raplamaa, Estonia    
Director Lea Lauri
+372 482 1379; +372 5854 0755
lasteaed.midrimaa@marjamaa.ee 
http://www.midrimaa.edu.ee/

Sipa-Laukna Lasteaed 
Sipa, Märjamaa vald, 78102 Raplamaa, Estonia
Director Katrin Jaik
+372 482 5468 in Sipa
+372 482 9184 in Laukna
sipa.lasteaed@marjamaa,eelaukna.lasteaed@marjamaa.ee 
http://www.sipalaukna.edicypages.com/et

Valgu Põhikooli lasteaed
Valgu, Märjamaa vald, 78204 Raplamaa, Estonia
Director Ants Riismaa
+372 482 8730; +372 512 8358; +372 482 8635
valgu.pkla@gmail.com
http://www.valgupk.edu.ee/veeb/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=51&Itemid=59

Vana-Vigala Lasteaed
Lauluväljaku 2, Vana-Vigala, Märjamaa vald, 78003 Raplamaa, Estonia
Director Ave Lazarev
+372 482 4516
ave.lazarev@mail.ee

Varbola Lasteaed-Algkool 
Varbola, Märjamaa vald, 78203 Raplamaa, Estonia
Director Eli Laaser
+372 482 7310
varbola.kool@marjamaa.ee 
http://www.varbolakool.edu.ee/

Toimetaja: TIINA GILL

Libraries

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MÄRJAMAA VALLA RAAMATUKOGU           

Pärnu mnt 56, Märjamaa, Raplamaa, Estonia     
+ 372 482 1346, +372 56650136
Director: Ede Talistu
+ 372 482 1984; +372 51960036
marjamaaraamat@gmail.com
http://marjamaavrk.edicypages.com/

BRANCH LIBRARIES:

Haimre haruraamatukogu
Moka küla, Märjamaa vald 78236, Raplamaa, Estonia
Librarian Ada Mitt
+372 482 6748
haimre.raamatukogu@marjamaa.ee

Laukna haruraamatukogu
Laukna küla, Märjamaa vald 78101, Raplamaa, Estonia
Librarian Edith Alasi
+372 482 9235
laukna.raamatukogu@marjamaa.ee
https://sites.google.com/site/lauknaraamatukogu/

Sipa haruraamatukogu
Sipa mõis, Sipa küla, Märjamaa vald 78102, Raplamaa, Estonia
Librarian Urve Murumets
+372 482 5433
sipa.raamatukogu@marjamaa.ee
http://siparaamatukogu.blogspot.com/

Teenuse haruraamatukogu
Teenuse mõis, Teenuse küla, Märjamaa vald 78103, Raplamaa, Estonia
Librarian Helle Rehepapp
+372 482 5219
teenuse.raamatukogu@marjamaa.ee

Valgu haruraamatukogu                   

Valgu küla, Märjamaa vald 78204, Raplamaa, Estonia
Librarian Vilma Terve
+372 482 8734
valgu.raaamatukogu@marjamaa.ee
http://valguharuraamatukogu.blogspot.com/

Varbola haruraamatukogu                   
Varbola küla, Märjamaa vald, 78203 Raplamaa, Estonia
Librarian Monika Kase
+372 4827394; +372 53019105
varbola.raamatukogu@marjamaa.ee 
http://varbolaraamat.blogspot.com/

 

KIVI-VIGALA RAAMATUKOGU
Lasteaia 3, Kivi-Vigala, Märjamaa vald, 78001 Raplamaa, Estonia
Director Meili Andreller
+372 482 5622
kivivigalark@gmail.com 
http://kvraamatukogu.blogspot.com.ee/

VANA-VIGALA RAAMATUKOGU
Jaama 23, Vana-Vigala, Märjamaa vald, 78003 Raplamaa, Estonia
Director Mare Ülemaantee
+372 482 4419
vanavigalaraam@hot.ee 
http://vvraamatukogu.blogspot.com.ee/

Toimetaja: TIINA GILL

Sillaotsa Farm Museum

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Veski küla, Märjamaa vald 78261, Raplamaa, Estonia
Director Kalju Idvand
+372 489 7764; +372 5397 9308; +372 5348 4660
sillaotsa@velise.ee
http://www.velise.ee/saurus/


Open: May 1st – August 31st every day 10.00-17.00, closed on public holidays
           September 1st – April 30th from Monday till Friday 10.00 – 17.00, Saturday and Sunday on request 

To visit the Farm Museum, you need at least 2 hours.

It is preferable that groups book the time for the visit.

Toimetaja: TIINA GILL

Community Centers

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Märjamaa Valla Rahvamaja

Märjamaa Valla Rahvamaja
Sauna 2. Märjamaa, 78301 Raplamaa, Estonia
Director Merle Voolaid
+372 482 1355; +372 4820075; +372 5656 4614; +372 482 1150 cinema); +372 482 0074 (Cafe)
marjamaa.rahvamaja@marjamaa.ee  
http://www.marjamaarahvamaja.ee/

 

Haimre rahvamaja
Moka küla, Märjamaa vald, 78236 Raplamaa, Estonia
Director Eha Kaljusaar
+372 482 6680; +372 5561 6926
haimre.rahvamaja@marjamaa.ee


Haimre rahvamaja

 

Kivi-Vigala Rahvamaja
Kiriku tee 4, Kivi-Vigala, Märjamaa vald, 78001 Raplamaa, Estonia
Director Hreli Lints
+372 482 5681, +372 520 2436
helilints@gmail.com

 

Russalu Külakeskus
Russalu küla, Märjamaa vald 78317, Raplamaa, Estonia
http://russalu.blogspot.com/

 

Sulu Külakeskus
Address: Sulu küla, Märjamaa vald 78253, Raplamaa, Estonia
http://sulukyla.blogspot.com/

 

Valgu Rahvamaja      
Valgu küla, Märjamaa vald, 78204 Raplamaa, Estonia
Director Mervi Vaarmann           
+372 482 8798; +372 5302 1959
valgu.rahvamaja@marjamaa.ee   

 

Vana-Vigala Rahvamaja
Jaama 21, vana-Vigala, Märjamaa vald, 78003 Raplamaa, Estonia
Director Astra Põlma
+372 482 4581 +372 5565 8763
astra.polma@gmail.com 
https://sites.google.com/site/vvigalarahvamaja/            

 

Varbola Rahvamaja
Varbola küla, Märjamaa vald, 78203 Raplamaa, Estonia
Director Piret Linnamägi
+372 5309 0366
Varbola.rahvamaja@marjamaa.ee


Varbola rahvamaja

 

Velise Seltsimaja
Velise küla, Märjamaa vald 78201
+372 5346 73 66
eva@iidadesign.eu 
http://suvekool.iidadesign.eu/

 

Vigala Küladekeskus
Kooli 2, Kivi-Vigala, Märjamaa vald, 78001 Raplamaa, Estonia
Director Heli Lints
+372 482 5681; +372 520 2436
helilints@gmail.com

Toimetaja: TIINA GILL

Cinema "Helk"

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Sauna 2, Märjamaa vald 78304, Raplamaa, Estonia    
+372 482 1150, +372 558 6429
Cinema projectionist: Hans Veimann

 

The cinema was probably opened in 1934 or a year before according to a photo taken in 1934 showing a cinema advertisement. The Märjamaa cinema was located in the building belonging to the Defence League. The building itself has not been preserved. Movies have been shown in several different places, even on the Song Festival ground because the movie theatre could not accommodate every interested person (this happened on the opening night of "Tarzan").

The movies were shown 5-6 days in a week during the Soviet ocupation; and there were weeks when movies were shown every day. At first there were two film sessions in a day; and later there were more. There were 4-5 routes in the municpality, each with 2-3 stops to show movies. The record breaking movie was "Sound of Music" in 1972.

Since 1967 the cinema has been located in the Community Centre. After a complete rebuilding of the cinema in 2008 it was opened to the public again on January 23rd 2009.

Nowadays there are no movie tours, but sometimes arrangements are made to show a movie in Pärnu-Jaagupi.

Toimetaja: TIINA GILL

Church and Congregation

11.01.18

There are three churches on the territory of Märjamaa municipality: Märjamaa St. Mary's Lutheran Church, Vigala St. Mary's Lutheran Church and Velise St. John the Baptist Apostolic Orthodox Church.

Märjamaa St. Mary's Lutheran Church
Pärnu mnt 26, Märjamaa, 78301 Raplamaa, Estonia
Pastor Illimar Toomet
+372 511 8419
marjamaa@eelk.ee  
www.eelk.ee/marjamaa

Velise St. John the Baptist Apostolic Orthodox Church

Velise, Märjamaa vald, 78201 Raplamaa, Estonia
Congregation leader Jüri Kusmin
+372 5397 9308  

Vigala St. Mary's Lutheran Church
Kivi-Vigala, Märjamaa vald, 783001 Raplamaa, Estonia
Pastor Kristiina Jõgi
482 5690 või 5300 7075
Kristiina.Jogi@eelk.ee

Toimetaja: TIINA GILL

Events in 2018

4.12.17
January 1st  New Year's celebration in Märjamaa Community Center
February 2nd  Candlemas in Sillaotsa Farm Museum
February 23rd  Independence Day Reception in Märjamaa
February 24th  Conference of local history in Märjamaa 
March 8th  Women's Day Concert Men only on the Stage in Märjamaa Community Center
May 8th  Spring concert of Märjamaa Music and Art School
May 12th  Silver Spoon Party for the youngsters of Märjamaa municipality
May 15th  Concert of the first-graders of Märjamaa Music and Art School in Märjamaa Community Center
May  Annual Exhibition of Märjamaa Music and Art School in Märjamaa Community Center
May 19th  Museum Night in Sillaotsa Farm Museum
June 1st  Children's Day in Märjamaa
May 19th  XXXI Whitsun Party in Sillaotsa Farm Museum 
June 1st–August 31st  Summer reading project Summer Book 2018
June 23rd  Midsummer Fair and Midsummer Evening in Märjamaa
June 29th–30th  Hard Rock Camp in Vana-Vigala 
July 2nd  Visitation of the Virgin Mary in Sillaotsa Farm Museum
The third weekend in July  Open Farm Day in Sillaotsa Farm Museum
July 30th–August 4th  Folklore Camp in Vana-Vigala
August 2nd–5th  XIII Märjamaa Folk Festival and XXI Märjamaa Days
August 4th  Heritage Day in Vana-Vigala
August 5th  Poti Fair in Vana-Vigala
August 7th–12th  XXII Varbola Wood Days
August 11th  Sports Day in Kivi-Vigala
August 15th  Rukkimaarjapäev (Assumption Day) in Sillaotsa Farm Museum
September 29th  Michaelmas in Sillaotsa Farm Museum
October 6th  Fair in Velise
October 10th  3rd discussion "Born with a Muse" in Märjamaa Library
October 20th  Märjamaa Music and Art Scool's 30th birthday in Märjamaa Community Center
October 20th–30th  Library Days
November 5th–9th  Ensemble Music Week in Märjamaa Music and Art School
November 10th  Silver Spoon Party for the youngsters of Märjamaa municipality
December 4th  Winter concert of Märjamaa Music and Art School
December  Christmas Party for the children of Märjamaa municipality
Toimetaja: TIINA GILL