About Valga county

Valga county/ Valgamaa in general

Population: 30 158 (01.03.2012),

Population density: 15,3 inhabitants/ km²,

Size: 2 046,49km², 4,5% of the total territory of Estonia,

Administrative distibution:  13 municipalities, incl 2 towns, 11 rural municipalities;

3 main centers:

  1. Valga town - the biggest municipality and administrative centre of the county (12 030 inhabitants)

  2. Tõrva town (2660 inhabitants)
  3. Otepää municipality – Estonian Winter Capital, the centre of active and spa holidays in South Estonia (3667 inhabitants)

Vocational education: There is Vocational Training Centre in Valga arranging vocational training for car mechanic, logistics customer service specialist, shop assistant, log house constructor, garments tailor and joiner and some other.

3 more educational centres in neighbouring counties (Viljandi, Võru and Tartu counties).

Distances from Valga by road:

to Tallinn – 250 km, about 3h by car (intl. airport, intl. ferry port),

to Tartu – 85 km, about 1h by car (R&D and educational centre, intl. airport),

to Riga – 165 km, about 2h and by car (capital of Latvia, intl. airport and port),

to St.Petersburg – 410 km, about 5 h by car Pärnu Port – 145km

to Russian border – 95km,

to Berlin – 970km

Directly on the border of the Latvian Republic