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Saaremaa (in Swedish and German: Ísel) is an island in the Baltic Sea. It is the largest island of Estonia and belongs to the west Estonian archipelago. The capital of Saaremaa is Kuressaare[?].

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Land area:2,922 km2 (6,5% of Estonia)
Arable land:570 km2
Major islands:
Area (km2) Share of inhabitants
Capital:Kuressaare (16 107 citizens)
Administrative division:16 parishes, 1 town
Population:40,312 (2,6% of Estonian population)
Population density:13,8 persons/km2
Ethnic composition:98,3% Estonians, 0,8% Russians
Main religions:Lutheran, Orthodox, Baptist
Climate:mild maritime
Mean annual air temperature:6.0° C
Mean annual precipitation:509 mm

See also: Hiiumaa

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