Population: 31 401
Area: 2718 km²
Settlements: Kuressaare town; rural towns of Aste, Kihelkonna, Kudjape, Kärla, Leisi, Nasva, Orissaare, Salme and Valjala; 427 villages.
The administrative centre of the Municipality is Kuressaare, with 12 service centres in 13 districts to provide public services. Each district has its own representative council, possessing a supportive role alongside the Municipality Council. Citizens of Kuressaare are represented in the Council by the Kuressaare Citizens' committee.
There is life all around Saaremaa: 17 community centres, 27 libraries, 35 schools and kindergartens, 7 youth centres, 4 social welfare centres also provide public services around all 13 districts.
Symbols of the Municipality
Saaremaa Municipality Council
The 31-member Municipality Council is the representative body of local authority elected by the residents of the Municipality with the right to vote pursuant to the Municipal Council Election Act. Local councils are elected on the basis of the Local Government Council Election Act for a term of four years.
Saaremaa Municipality Government
The 6-member Municipality Government, composed of mayor and five deputy mayors, is the excecutive body of the Municipality formed by the Municipality Council. Municipality Government also conducts the work of Municipality Office. More information and contacts of Municipality Office can be found here (in Estonian).