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About target area

The Estonian Target Area is a development corridor between Tallinn and Rapla, with high share of population commuting to Tallinn. With sustainable regional and urban structure it is possible to avoid higher car dependency, energy consumption and CO2 emissions.

The TA consists of Saku, Kohila, Rapla and Kehtna municipalities which are situated respectively from North to South along the Tallinn-Rapla railway corridor in Harju and Rapla counties. The total area of the TA is 1151 km2 and the population number is 30 100. The average population density, 26.2 inhabitants / km2, is slightly below the average of Estonia (30.9). The size of population is likely to slightly grow in municipalities closer to Tallinn, the metropolitan area (Saku, Kohila), and to remain more or less stable or to decrease slightly in rest two municipalities.
 
Land use in the TA (CORINE, 2000):
Forests – 53.3%
Agricultural land – 31.7%
Wetland – 8.2%
Natural and semi-natural area - 4.6%
Artificial land use – 2.0%
Waterbodies – 0.2%   
 
CO2 emissions of industries in the TA were 30 289 t (year 2008).