Today, order both the rural municipality and its center carry the name „Sangaste“. Sangaste rural municipality has an area of 144.7 km2 and is a home for 1433 residents. Sangaste rural municipality includes a municipality center (village of Sangaste) and 13 smaller villages. Sangaste municipality has a well-developed tourism sector (Sangaste Castle, Sangaste Rye House, several tourism farms and active vacation provides who have formed a cooperation network „Sangaste Rye Village“) and agriculture. Sangaste is proud to have its own traditional music choir „Koidu Tähed“ and folk dance ensemble „Kõvverad Kõdarad“.