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County of Estonia
|• Governor||Reno Laidre (as of 29 February 2016)|
|• Total||2,992.75 km2 (1,155.51 sq mi)|
|• Density||53/km2 (140/sq mi)|
|ISO 3166 code||EE-79|
Tartu County (Estonian: Tartu maakond or Tartumaa) is one of 15 counties of Estonia.
It is located in eastern Estonia bordering Põlva County, Valga County, Viljandi County and Jõgeva County.
The area of Tartu County is 2,992.74 km2 (1,155.50 sq mi), which covers 6.9% of the territory of Estonia. In 2022 Tartu County had a population of 157,758 – constituting 11.9% of the total population in Estonia. The city of Tartu is the centre of the county located at a distance of 186 km (116 mi) from Tallinn. Tartu County is divided into 8 local governments – 1 urban and 7 rural municipalities.