Population: 31 437
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 service centres in each of 13 rural districts to provide public services. Each district also 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.
Municipality offers services all around Saaremaa: 17 Community Centres, 27 Libraries, 35 Schools and Kindergartens, 7 Youth Centres, 4 Social welfare centres among a total of 62 establishments in 13 districts and town of Kuressaare.
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 5-member Municipality Government, composed of mayor and four 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).