Hiiumaa


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Hiiumaa

 

(also Dago), an island in the Moonsund Archipelago of the Baltic Sea; part of the Estonian SSR. The island covers an area of approximately 965 sq km and rises to a maximum elevation of 54 m. It is composed chiefly of limestones and marine deposits of the Anthropogene. Soils are gravelly and sandy. Pine forests and reeds grow along the shores. Fishing, fish processing, land cultivation, and livestock raising are the main economic activities. The city of Kärdla is located on the island.

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Ugis Romanovs, "Defending Baltic States: Overlooked Importance of Saarcmaa and Hiiumaa Islands," Baltic Rim Economics, no.
Taking place for the eighth time, Hiiumaa Dance Festival is a week-long festival of contemporary dance and theatre in Kaina on the island of Hiiumaa.
The presence of a burial, chopping implements in abundance and dog bones (which all are absent from the Narva-stage settlement sites on the islands of Hiiumaa and Ruhnu) suggest a relatively sedentary habitation persisting through several seasons or even throughout the year.
For the terms used in the Isle of Hiiumaa and in Laanemaa the immediate source of borrowing is difficult to ascertain, but here too a Swedish background would be expectable.
The present study provides a new estimate, based on calculations using ESRI ArcInfo software, of the total GA resource in Estonia, and of the GA that has been eroded away between the Estonian mainland and Hiiumaa.
POINTING THE WAY: Binley Woods Primary School pupil Lexie Mackie (pointing at the pumpkin) showing the school vegetable garden to Ly Kaups and pupils Henro Orav and Getta Tartu (both aged 12), from Hiiumaa, Estonia
There are no documented data about Lumbricillus lineatus on the Estonian seashore or in pseudolittoral, except for some specimens collected by myself in 1957 at Orjaku, Hiiumaa Island.
Ola Oskarsson from the marine survey company, Marin Matteknik, said HMS E18 was found last week near the island of Hiiumaa, 90 miles west of Tallinn, after a 10-year search.
In the middle of March, the break-up of fast ice begins on the western coast of Saaremaa and Hiiumaa islands, where the ice is much thinner in comparison with other coastal regions.
on the Island of Hiiumaa, 13 m in Narva, and 5 m in SW Estonia near the Estonian-Latvian border (Fig.
Two foxes, infected with 3 and 5 adult worms, were from the Rapina district; 2 foxes, infected with 66 and 133 worms, were from the Vonnu district; and 1 fox, infected with the highest number of worms (927), was from the Hiiumaa District.