Kuressaare

Kuressaare (Estonian pronunciation: [ˈkureˈsˑɑːre]) is a town on Saaremaa island in Estonia. It is the administrative centre of Saaremaa Parish and the capital of Saare County. Kuressaare is the westernmost town in Estonia. The recorded population on 1 January 2018 was 13,276.[1]

Kuressaare
Aerial view of Kuressaare
Kuressaare
Location of Kuressaare in Estonia
Kuressaare
Location of Kuressaare in the Baltic states
Coordinates: 58°15′N 22°29′E
Country Estonia
County Saare
First appeared on map1154
Government
  MayorMikk Tuisk
Area
  Total14.95 km2 (5.77 sq mi)
Elevation
5 m (16 ft)
Population
 (2018)
  Total13,276
  Rank10th
  Density890/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Ethnicity
  Estonians97.6%
  Russians1.2%
  Finns0.3%
  other0.9%
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
93813
Area code(s)(+372) 045
Vehicle registrationK
Websitewww.saaremaavald.ee/en/web/en/local-government

The town is situated on the southern coast of Saaremaa island, facing the Gulf of Riga of the Baltic Sea, and is served by the Kuressaare Airport, Roomassaare harbour, and Kuressaare yacht harbour.