Põlva County (Estonian: Põlva maakond), or Põlvamaa, is one of 15 counties of Estonia. It is situated in south-eastern part of the country and borders Tartu, Valga and Võru counties. 28,507 people live in Põlva County – constituting 2.3% of the total population in Estonia (as of January 2013).
The County Government (Estonian: Maavalitsus) is led by Governor (Estonian: maavanem), who is appointed by the Government of Estonia for a term of five years. Since 2007, the Governor position is held by Priit Sibul.
The county is subdivided into municipalities. There are 3 rural municipalities (Estonian: vallad - parishes) in Põlva County.
27,028 people live in Põlva County – constituting 2.1% of the total population in Estonia (as of January 2013).
Pikajärve manor granary
St. Michael's church in Räpina
Kärsa orthodox church