News of The Place Names Board of Estonia


Particular news will, as a rule, be held on this page for approximately 12 months after which they will move to the archive section. Links to most of the documents mentioned below will direct you to texts in Estonian.

The last meeting of the Place Names Board

was held on December 20, 2016 at the Ministry of Finances (see the minutes), the main topic being names of new municipalities after the municipal reform of 2017. For accounts of earlier meetings please refer to the Summary section.

Place Names Day in Jõgeva

was held on 23 November 2016. Please see the programme of the seminar.

Meetings of the Baltic Division and Norden Division in Tallinn

On 18–20 September 2013 the Baltic Division held its 16th meeting in Tallinn, upon the invitation of the Estonian Ministry of the Interior. Norden Division experts also held their meeting. A seminar was held to discuss the integration of onomastic data into the geo-spatial infractructure.

Modifications of the Place Names Act

were approved by Riigikogu, the parliament on 10 April 2013.

P. P.
12 January 2017


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