General

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Põlva Rural Municipality

Põlva Rural Municipality was formed on 22.10.2017 by joining of previous Ahja municipality, Laheda municipality, Mooste municipality, Põlva municipality and Vastse-Kuuste municipality, The center of the municipality is in Põlva. Põlva is a center of Põlva county too.

Population: 13 172   (1.09.2020)
Area: 705,9 km2

 

Kindergartens
There are seven municipal kindergartens in Põlva municipality: Ahja Lasteaed Illikuku, Mooste Kindergarten Tammetõru, Tilsi Kindergarten Muumioru, Vastse-Kuuste Kindergarten Kaari, Põlva Lasteded Lepatriinu, Põlva Kindergarten Mesimumm, Põlva Kindergarten Pihlapuu.
Põlva Roosi (Rose) School has a kindergarten group for children with special needs.
The private educational institution Johannese Kool and Lasteaed Rosma operate as a kindergarten-basic school.

Schools

There are seven municipal general education schools in Põlva municipality: Põlva School, Põlva Rose School, Ahja School named after Friedebert Tuglas, Mooste Manor School, Kauksi Basic School, Tilsi Basic School and Vastse-Kuuste School.

There are Public school Põlva Gymnasium and private school Johannes School and Kindergarten at Rosma.

Cultural groups

There are 59 cultural groups in the municipality: dance-, folkdance-, song-, handicraft- and music groups and 3 amateur theaters.
We have 26 community and village fellowships and 13 village centers.
There are 5 cultural houses: Põlva, Ahja, Mooste, Vana-Koiola and Vastse-Kuuste. 
There is Mooste Manor Foundation, which also brings together several cultural associations and buildings.

Libraries

There is one public library in the municipality - Põlva Central Library, which includes 12 branch libraries: Ahja, Himmaste, Kauksi, Kiidjärve, Kiuma, Mooste, Peri, Rasina, Taevaskoja, Tilsi, Vanaküla and Vastse-Kuuste libraries.

Sport

Põlva has four sports buildings, five stadiums of different sizes, seven sports- and eight playgrounds for small children. In cooperation with the third sector, several public sports fields and playgrounds are located in the villages.

Social services
Põlva Day Care Center - home care service, provision of leisure opportunities for the elderly and disabled, laundry and shower service, housing service;
24-hour general care service: Põlva Parish Care Home, Laheda Social Center, Ahja Care Home 
Foundation Tilsi Perekodu- substitute care and aftercare service
Põlva Roosi School - childcare service