Viljandi County (Estonian: Viljandi maakond) or Viljandimaa; (German: Kreis Fellin), is one of 15 counties of Estonia. It is located in southern Estonia bordering Pärnu, Järva, Jõgeva, Tartu and Valga counties.
Viljandimaa, under the German name of Kreis Fellin, was an important centre of commerce and power in the Middle Ages. Today, there are numerous castle ruins there dating from that time.
Soomaa National Park is a national park located partially within Viljandi County, Estonia. Soomaa ("land of bogs") protects 390 km², and is a Ramsar site of protected wetlands. The park was created in 1993.
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. Currently the Governor position is held by Kalle Küttis.
The county is subdivided into municipalities. There is one urban municipality (Estonian: linnad – towns) and three rural municipalities (Estonian: vallad – parishes) in Viljandi County.
Arussaare orthodox church, built in 1873
Suure-Kõpu manor main building
Heimtali manor distillery kitchen
Reservoir in the town of Suure-Jaani
Võrtsjärv lake; view from the village of Valma
Ruins of Viljandi castle
Õisu manor watermill
St. John's Church in Viljandi