Vormsi

Location of Vormsi.
Oskar Friberg is the oldest Estonian Swede on the island
An Estonian cross flag is used on the island
Vormsi is connected to the mainland by MS Ormsö

Vormsi, also Ormsö (Swedish: Ormsö, German: Worms) is the fourth-largest island of Estonia, located between Hiiumaa and the mainland with a total area of 92 square kilometres (36 square miles). It is part of Vormsi Parish, a rural municipality.

History

Vormsi's history as an inhabited island dates back as far as the 13th century. During most of its history, the island has been inhabited by Estonian Swedes ("rannarootslased" in Estonian or "coastal Swedes" in English), whose population reached 3,000 before World War II. During the war, nearly all of Vormsi's population, along with other Swedes living in Estonia, were evacuated, or fled, to Sweden. The island's current registered population is approximately 400 inhabitants.

Other Languages
azərbaycanca: Vormsi
беларуская: Вормсі
български: Вормси
Cebuano: Vormsi
čeština: Vormsi
dansk: Vormsi
Deutsch: Vormsi
eesti: Vormsi
Ελληνικά: Βόρμσι
español: Vormsi
Esperanto: Vormsi
euskara: Vormsi
فارسی: وورمسی
français: Vormsi
한국어: 보름시섬
հայերեն: Վոռմսի
hrvatski: Vormsi
Bahasa Indonesia: Vormsi
italiano: Vormsi
ქართული: ვორმსი
latviešu: Vormsi
lietuvių: Vormsis
magyar: Vormsi
Nederlands: Vormsi
norsk nynorsk: Vormsi
polski: Vormsi
română: Vormsi
русский: Вормси
српски / srpski: Вормси
suomi: Vormsi
svenska: Ormsö
Türkçe: Vormsi
українська: Вормсі