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Wednesday, 19.06.2013, 21:03
Estonia has 5 populated islands more since 2011
The five are Väike-Pakri, Osmussaar, Kõinastu, Aegna and Mohni.
The majority of the over 1,500 islands and islets of Estonia are so small that there is no permanent population there, Statistics Estonia wrote in its blog.
According to the census of 2011, 40,715 people or 3% of Estonian population lived permanently on islands. During the year 2000 census, 47,404 people lived on islands, 14% more.
Accordion to the 2000 census, there were 14 islands and islets that had permanent residents – Saaremaa, Hiiumaa, Muhu, Kihnu, Kassari, Vormsi, Prangli, Ruhnu, Piirissar, Manija, Abruka, Kesselaid, Vilsandi and Naissaar.
According to the 2011 census, five had been added to them – Väike-Pakri, Osmussaar, Kõinastu, Aegna and Mohni, taking the number of inhabited islands to 19.
The three biggest islands, Saaremaa, Hiiumaa and Muhu, accounted for nearly 97% of island inhabitants.