Population: 17 958 (1st January 2017)

Area: 14,65 km2 (40%)

Tallinn 161 km; Tartu 81 km; Pärnu 97 km; Riga 245 km; St. Petersburg 393 km; Helsinki 247 km; Stockholm 580 km

Town Council

The 27 member town council represents just under 18 000 citizens of Viljandi and is the law-giving body, equivanelt to the parliament on state level.

Viljandi Town Council after the 2017 local elections


Reform Party (8); Pro Patria (6); Centre Party (2)


Social Democratic Party (9); Conservative People's Party of Estonia (2)

Helir-Valdor Seeder (Pro Patria)

Chairman of the Town Council

Peep Aru (Reform party)

Vice-Chairman of the Town Council


Town Government

The 8 member town government is the excecutive body of the municipality. The mayor and two vice-mayors alongside five cabinet members form the government.

Madis Timpson (Reform Party)



Kalvi Märtin (Reform Party)

Vice Mayor - planning, development, infrastructure

Janika Gedvil (Pro Patria)

Vice Mayor - culture, education and social work