List of cities in Latvia
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There are 9 cities and 67 towns in Latvia
Latvia
Latvia , officially the Republic of Latvia , is a country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. It is bordered to the north by Estonia , to the south by Lithuania , to the east by the Russian Federation , to the southeast by Belarus and shares maritime borders to the west with Sweden...

. By Latvian law town
Town
A town is a human settlement larger than a village but smaller than a city. The size a settlement must be in order to be called a "town" varies considerably in different parts of the world, so that, for example, many American "small towns" seem to British people to be no more than villages, while...

s are settlements that are centers of culture and commerce
Commerce
While business refers to the value-creating activities of an organization for profit, commerce means the whole system of an economy that constitutes an environment for business. The system includes legal, economic, political, social, cultural, and technological systems that are in operation in any...

 with well-developed engineer-infrastructure and street grid, and have at least 2,000 residents; however, a settlement can be designated a town, if it has fewer residents, but fulfils all other requirements. To become a city, a town must have at least 25,000 residents, additionally city should have well-developed commerce, transport
Transport
Transport or transportation is the movement of people, cattle, animals and goods from one location to another. Modes of transport include air, rail, road, water, cable, pipeline, and space. The field can be divided into infrastructure, vehicles, and operations...

, public utilities, social infrastructure and be significant center of culture, however these requirements may be disregarded if there is sufficient population.
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There are 9 cities and 67 towns in Latvia
Latvia
Latvia , officially the Republic of Latvia , is a country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. It is bordered to the north by Estonia , to the south by Lithuania , to the east by the Russian Federation , to the southeast by Belarus and shares maritime borders to the west with Sweden...

. By Latvian law town
Town
A town is a human settlement larger than a village but smaller than a city. The size a settlement must be in order to be called a "town" varies considerably in different parts of the world, so that, for example, many American "small towns" seem to British people to be no more than villages, while...

s are settlements that are centers of culture and commerce
Commerce
While business refers to the value-creating activities of an organization for profit, commerce means the whole system of an economy that constitutes an environment for business. The system includes legal, economic, political, social, cultural, and technological systems that are in operation in any...

 with well-developed engineer-infrastructure and street grid, and have at least 2,000 residents; however, a settlement can be designated a town, if it has fewer residents, but fulfils all other requirements. To become a city, a town must have at least 25,000 residents, additionally city should have well-developed commerce, transport
Transport
Transport or transportation is the movement of people, cattle, animals and goods from one location to another. Modes of transport include air, rail, road, water, cable, pipeline, and space. The field can be divided into infrastructure, vehicles, and operations...

, public utilities, social infrastructure and be significant center of culture, however these requirements may be disregarded if there is sufficient population.

Cities

City Population (2010)
Daugavpils
Daugavpils
Daugavpils is a city in southeastern Latvia, located on the banks of the Daugava River, from which the city gets its name. Daugavpils literally means "Daugava Castle". With a population of over 100,000, it is the second largest city in the country after the capital Riga, which is located some...

  
103053
Jēkabpils
Jekabpils
Jēkabpils is a city in Selonia, Latvia roughly halfway between Riga and Daugavpils. The Daugava River runs through the town, and the ancient valley, branches, and islands of the river are considered picturesque...

  
26378
Jelgava
Jelgava
-Sports:The city's main football team, FK Jelgava, plays in the Latvian Higher League and won the 2009/2010 Latvian Football Cup.- Notable people :*August Johann Gottfried Bielenstein - linguist, folklorist, ethnographer...

  
64748
Jūrmala
Jurmala
Jūrmala is a city in Latvia, about 25 kilometers west of Riga. Jūrmala is a resort town stretching and sandwiched between the Gulf of Riga and the Lielupe River...

  
56147
Liepāja
Liepaja
Liepāja ; ), is a republican city in western Latvia, located on the Baltic Sea directly at 21°E. It is the largest city in the Kurzeme Region of Latvia, the third largest city in Latvia after Riga and Daugavpils and an important ice-free port...

  
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Rēzekne
Rezekne
In the 19th century, the population of Rēzekne was 2/3 Jewish. As a result of the Pale of Settlement many Jews settled in Latgalia and were confined to the cities. The remainder of the population included Poles, Germans, Russians, and an extreme minority of native Latgalians...

  
34912
Riga
Riga
Riga is the capital and largest city of Latvia. With 702,891 inhabitants Riga is the largest city of the Baltic states, one of the largest cities in Northern Europe and home to more than one third of Latvia's population. The city is an important seaport and a major industrial, commercial,...

  
705703
Valmiera
Valmiera
Valmiera is the largest city of the historical Vidzeme region, Latvia, with a total area of 18.1 km². It is the center of the Valmiera District. As of 2002, Valmiera had a population of 27,323, and in 2008 – 27,569....

  
27217
Ventspils
Ventspils
Ventspils is a city in northwestern Latvia in the Courland historical region of Latvia, the sixth largest city in the country. As of 2006, Ventspils had a population of 43,806. Ventspils is situated on the Venta River and the Baltic Sea, and has an ice-free port...

  
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Towns

Town Population (2010) Municipality
Administrative divisions of Latvia
Administrative divisions of Latvia, . According to the Administrative territorial reform of Latvia, Latvia changed its administrative divisions from two-level municipalities to one-level municipalities - districts were liquidated, but towns...

Ainaži
Ainaži
Ainaži is a harbour town in the Vidzeme region of Latvia. The town is located near the Estonian border on the site of an ancient Liv fishing village. Before 1917, it was known by its German name Haynasch ....

  
1008 Salacgrīva municipality
Salacgrīva municipality
Salacgrīva municipality is a municipality in Vidzeme, Latvia. The municipality was formed in 2009 by merging Salacgrīva town with its countryside territory, Ainaži town with its countryside territory and Liepupe parish the administrative centre being Salacgrīva.- References :...

Aizkraukle
Aizkraukle
Aizkraukle is a town in Vidzeme region in Latvia, the administrative centre of Aizkraukle municipality on the right bank of the Daugava River.-History:Aizkraukle before the World War I was formerly known by its German name of Ascheraden...

  
8709 Aizkraukle municipality
Aizkraukle municipality
Aizkraukle municipality is a municipality in Vidzeme, Latvia. The municipality was formed in 2001 by merging town Aizkraukle and Aizkraukle parish the administrative centre being Aizkraukle.- References :...

Aizpute
Aizpute
Aizpute is a town in western Latvia's Aizpute municipality in the valley of Tebra River, northeast of Liepāja.-History:It was founded as the castle of Hasenpoth of a German Crusaders order in 1248 and was granted the Magdeburg rights in 1378....

  
5104 Aizpute municipality
Aizpute municipality
Aizpute municipality is a municipality in Courland, Latvia. The municipality was formed in 2009 by merging Aizpute town, Aizpute parish, Cīrava parish, Kalvene parish, Kazdanga parish and Laža parish the administrative centre being Aizpute.- References :...

Aknīste
Akniste
Aknīste is a town in Aknīste municipality, Selonia, in the southern portion of Latvia, near the Lithuanian border. The town is located near the river Dienvidsuseja.For the first time name Akniste had been mentioned in year 1298...

  
1224 Aknīste municipality
Aknīste municipality
Aknīste municipality is a municipality in Selonia, Latvia. The municipality was formed in 2009 by merging Aknīste town with its countryside territory, Asare parish and Gārsene parish the administrative centre being Aknīste....

Aloja
Aloja, Latvia
Aloja is a town in northern Latvia, close to the border with Estonia. It is within the country's Limbaži District.-See also:List of cities in Latvia...

  
1353 Aloja municipality
Aloja municipality
Aloja municipality is a municipality in Latvia. The municipality was formed in 2009 by merging Aloja town with its countryside territory, Staicele town with its countryside territory, Braslava parish and Brīvzemnieki parish the administrative centre being Aloja.- References :...

Alūksne
Aluksne
Alūksne is a town on the shores of Lake Alūksne in northeastern Latvia near the borders with Estonia and Russia. It is the seat of Alūksne municipality.- History :...

  
8900 Alūksne municipality
Alūksne municipality
Alūksne municipality is a municipality in Vidzeme, Latvia. The municipality was formed in 2009 by merging Alsviķi parish, Anna parish, Ilzene parish, Jaunalūksne parish, Jaunanna parish, Jaunlaicene parish, Kalncempji parish, Liepna parish, Maliena parish, Mālupe parish, Mārkalne parish, Pededze...

Ape
Ape, Latvia
Ape is a town in Latvia near the Estonian border. Older names are Hoppenhof and Hopa.-See also:List of cities in Latvia...

  
1083 Ape municipality
Ape municipality
Ape municipality is a municipality in Vidzeme, Latvia. The municipality was formed in 2009 by merging Gaujiena parish, Vireši parish, Trapene parish and Ape town with its countryside territory the administrative centre being Ape.- References :...

Auce
Auce
-See also:List of cities in Latvia...

  
3076 Auce municipality
Auce municipality
Auce municipality is a municipality in Zemgale, Latvia. The municipality was formed in 2009 by merging Bēne parish, Lielauce parish, Ukri parish, Vītiņi parish, Īle parish and Auce town with its countryside territory the administrative centre being Auce....

Baldone
Baldone
Baldone is a town in Latvia. It has been a settlement since the Stone Age.-See also:List of cities in Latvia...

  
2399 Baldone municipality
Baldone municipality
Baldone municipality is a municipality in Zemgale, Latvia. The municipality was formed in 2008 by merging Baldone town and its countryside territory. The administrative centre being Baldone.- References :...

Baloži
Baloži
Baloži is a town of Latvia situated in the Ķekava municipality. As of 2006, the city has a population of 4,481.Baloži was founded soon after the Second World War; as a village at the time, it was developed for the nearby peat factory workers. Baloži has been classified as a city since 1991.-See...

  
5665 Ķekava municipality
Ķekava municipality
Ķekava municipality is a municipality in Latvia. The municipality was formed in 2009 by merging Baloži town, Daugmale parish and Ķekava parish the administrative centre being Ķekava.- References :...

Balvi  
7906 Balvi municipality
Balvi municipality
Balvi municipality is a municipality in Latgale, Latvia. The municipality was formed in 2009 by merging Balvi parish, Bērzkalne parish, Bērzpils parish, Briežuciems parish, Krišjāņi parish, Kubuļi parish, Lazduleja parish, Tilža parish, Vectilža parish, Vīksna parish and Balvi town the...

Bauska
Bauska
Bauska is a town in Bauska municipality, in the Zemgale region of southern Latvia. The town is situated at the confluence of the rivers Mūsa and Mēmele where they form the Lielupe River...

  
10060 Bauska municipality
Bauska municipality
Bauska municipality is a municipality in Zemgale, Latvia. The municipality was formed in 2009 by merging Brunava parish, Ceraukste parish, Code parish, Dāviņi parish, Gailīši parish, Īslīce parish, Mežotne parish, Vecsaule parish and Bauska town the administrative centre being Bauska.-References:...

Brocēni
Broceni
Brocēni is a town in southern Latvia along the river Ciecere in the Brocēni municipality. The town is near lake Ciecere, which contains a large deposit of limestone, which is used in the manufacture of cement. During the Second World War, a cement and slate factory was built in the town. It is...

  
3411 Brocēni municipality
Brocēni municipality
Brocēni municipality is a municipality in Courland, Latvia. The municipality was formed in 2001 by merging Blīdene parish, Remte parish and Brocēni town with its countryside territory the administrative centre being Brocēni. In 2009 the municipality absorbed Gaiķi parish, too.- References :...

Cēsis
Cesis
Cēsis , is a town in Latvia located in the northern part of the Central Vidzeme Upland. Cēsis is on the Gauja River valley, and is built on a series of ridges above the river overlooking the woods below...

  
18021 Cēsis municipality
Cēsis municipality
Cēsis municipality is a municipality in Vidzeme, Latvia. The municipality was formed in 2009 by merging Vaive parish and Cēsis town the administrative centre being Cēsis.- References :...

Cesvaine
Cesvaine
Cesvaine is a town in Cesvaine municipality, Vidzeme Region, Latvia. It is home to the Cesvaine Palace, built in 1896 near the ruins of previous medieval castles....

  
1668 Cesvaine municipality
Cesvaine municipality
Cesvaine municipality is a municipality in Vidzeme, Latvia. The municipality was formed in 2009 by reorganization of Cesvaine town with its countryside territory the administrative centre being Cesvaine.- References :...

Dagda
Dagda, Latvia
Dagda is a town in eastern Latvia, near the country's border with Belarus. It is the administrative center of Dagda municipality.-See also:List of cities in Latvia...

  
2502 Dagda municipality
Dagda municipality
Dagda municipality is a municipality in Latgale, Latvia. The municipality was formed in 2009 by merging Andrupene parish, Andzeļi parish, Asūne parish, Bērziņi parish, Dagda parish, Ezernieki parish, Konstantinova parish, Ķepova parish, Svariņi parish, Šķaune parish and Dagda town the...

Dobele
Dobele
Dobele is a town in the cultural region Zemgale in Latvia, and is located near the center of Latvia on the banks of the river Bērze. It received town rights in 1917 whilst being a part of the German occupied Courland Governorate during the First World War...

  
11152 Dobele municipality
Dobele municipality
Dobele Municipality is a municipality in the historical region of Zemgale, and the Zemgale Planning Region in Latvia. The municipality was formed in 2009 by merging Dobele town and the Annenieki, Auri, Bērze, Biksti, Dobele, Jaunbērze, Krimūna, Naudīte, Penkule and Zebrene parishes, the...

Durbe
Durbe
Durbe is a town in Latvia. Durbe was first noted in 1260, when the Battle of Durbe occurred near Lake Durbe.Town rights were granted to Durbe in 1893 and confirmed in 1917.Town coat of arms was granted in 1925 - a silver apple tree...

  
620 Durbe municipality
Durbe municipality
Durbe municipality is a municipality in Courland, Latvia. The municipality was formed in 2000 by merging Tadaiķi parish and Durbe town with its countryside territory. In 2009 it absorbed Dunalka parish and Vecpils parish, the administrative centre being Lieģi....

Grobiņa
Grobina
Grobiņa is a town in western Latvia, eleven kilometers east of Liepāja. It was founded by the Teutonic Knights in the 13th century. Some ruins of their Grobina castle are still visible. The town was given its charter in 1695....

  
4218 Grobiņa municipality
Grobiņa municipality
Grobiņa municipality is a municipality in Courland, Latvia. The municipality was formed in 2009 by merging Bārta parish, Gavieze parish, Grobiņa parish, Medze parish and Grobiņa town the administrative centre being Grobiņa.- References :...

Gulbene
Gulbene
Gulbene and the surrounding Gulbene municipality are located in North-eastern Latvia and adjoin the Alūksne, Balvi, Madona, Cēsis and Valka regions....

  
8807 Gulbene municipality
Gulbene municipality
Gulbene municipality is a municipality in Vidzeme, Latvia. The municipality was formed in 2009 by merging Beļava parish, Dauksti parish, Druviena parish, Galgauska parish, Jaungulbene parish, Lejasciems parish, Litene parish, Lizums parish, Līgo parish, Ranka parish, Stāmeriena parish, Stradi...

Ikšķile
Ikškile
Ikšķile is a town in Latvia, the administrative centre of Ikšķile municipality. It was the first capital of the catholic bishopric of Livonia, known by the German name of Üxküll. Saint Meinhard, known from the Chronicle of Henry of Livonia, was the first bishop of Üxküll. In 1197 Berthold of...

  
4052 Ikšķile municipality
Ikšķile municipality
Ikšķile municipality is a municipality in Vidzeme, Latvia. The municipality was formed in 2004 by reorganization of Ikšķile town with its countryside territory the administrative centre being Ikšķile.- References :...

Ilūkste
Ilukste
- History :Ilūkste was first mentioned in 1559, part of the estate lands of Count Kasper Zibergs.By 1795, thanks to its strategic location at the crossroads of Lithuania, Belarus and Daugavpils, Ilūkste became an important trade city and regional center, with 50 churches, 15 schools, and 150 taverns...

  
2856 Ilūkste municipality
Ilūkste municipality
Ilūkste municipality is a municipality in Selonia, Latvia. The municipality was formed in 2003 by merging Pilskalne Parish, Šēdere Parish, Bebrene Parish and Ilūkste town...

Jaunjelgava
Jaunjelgava
-See also:*List of cities in Latvia...

  
2246 Jaunjelgava municipality
Jaunjelgava municipality
Jaunjelgava municipality is a municipality in Selonia, Latvia. The municipality was formed in 2009 by merging Sece parish, Sērene parish, Staburags parish, Sunākste parish and Jaunjelgava town with its countryside territory the administrative centre being Jaunjelgava....

Kandava
Kandava
Kandava is a town in Latvia. As a settlement, it is first mentioned in written sources in 1230.-See also:*List of cities in Latvia...

  
4225 Kandava municipality
Kandava municipality
Kandava municipality is a municipality in Courland, Latvia. The municipality was formed in 1999 by merging Cēre parish and Kandava town with its countryside territory. Later it absorbed Matkule parish, Vāne parish, Zante parish and Zemīte parish the administrative centre being Kandava.- References :...

Kārsava
Karsava
Kārsava is a town in Latvia.-See also:*List of cities in Latvia...

  
2420 Kārsava municipality
Kārsava municipality
Kārsava municipality is a municipality in Latgale, Latvia. The municipality was formed in 2009 by merging Goliševa parish, Malnava parish, Mērdzene parish, Mežvidi parish, Salnava parish and Kārsava town the administrative centre being Kārsava.- References :...

Krāslava
Kraslava
Krāslava is a major town in Krāslava municipality, in the Latgalia region of eastern Latvia.-History:* Krāslava was an important hillfort on the waterway from Variags to Greeks since early Middle Ages, part of the orthodox Principality of Jersika in 13th century.* In 1558 was mentioned for the...

  
10160 Krāslava municipality
Krāslava municipality
Krāslava municipality is a municipality in Latgale, Latvia. The municipality was formed in 2001 by merging Krāslava parish and Krāslava town. In 2009 it absorbed Auleja parish, Indra parish, Izvalta parish, Robežnieki parish, Kaplava parish, Kombuļi parish, Piedruja parish, Skaista parish and...

Kuldīga
Kuldiga
Kuldīga is a town in western Latvia. It is the center of Kuldīga municipality with a population of approximately 13,500.Kuldīga was first mentioned in 1242. It joined the Hanseatic League in 1368...

  
12755 Kuldīga municipality
Kuldīga municipality
Kuldīga municipality is a municipality in Courland, Latvia. The municipality was formed in 2009 by merging Ēdole parish, Gudenieki parish, Īvande parish, Kabile parish, Kurmāle parish, Laidi parish, Padure parish, Pelči parish, Renda parish, Rumba parish, Snēpele parish, Turlava parish, Vārme...

Ķegums
Kegums
-Sport:Ķegums has been host to the Latvian Sidecarcross Grand Prix numerous times and will be hosting it again in 2010, on 8 August.In the 2009, Ķegums also hosted the Latvian Motocross Grand Prix.-See also:*List of cities in Latvia...

  
2487 Ķegums municipality
Ķegums municipality
Ķegums municipality is a municipality in Latvia. The municipality was formed in 2002 by merging Rembate parish and Ķegums town with its countryside territory. In 2009 it absorbed Birzgale parish, too the administrative centre being Ķegums.- References :...

Lielvārde
Lielvarde
Lielvārde , population 6328, is a town in Vidzeme, Latvia, the administrative centre of Lielvārde municipality on the right bank of the Daugava river, 52 km southeast of Riga.-History:...

  
6837 Lielvārde municipality
Lielvārde municipality
Lielvārde municipality is a municipality in Vidzeme, Latvia. The municipality was formed in 2004 by reorganization of Lielvārde town with its countryside territory. In 2009 it absorbed Jumprava parish and Lēdmane parish the administrative centre being Lielvārde.- References :...

Līgatne
Ligatne
Līgatne is a town on the Gauja River, in Latvia. The village of Līgatne was built around the paper mill, still extant, on the River Līgatne in the 19th century.-Līgatne Nature Trails:...

  
1239 Līgatne municipality
Līgatne municipality
Līgatne municipality is a municipality in Vidzeme, Latvia. The municipality was formed in 2009 by merging Līgatne parish and Līgatne town the administrative centre being Līgatne.- References :...

Limbaži
Limbaži
Limbaži is a town in the Vidzeme region of northern Latvia. Limbaži is located 90 km northeast of the capital Riga. The population is 8705 people. During the Middle Ages, as part of Livonia, Limbazi was a fortified town with stone walls, second in importance only to Riga.-Etymology:The name...

  
8501 Limbaži municipality
Limbaži municipality
Limbaži municipality is a municipality in Vidzeme, Latvia. The municipality was formed in 2009 by merging Katvari parish, Limbaži parish, Pāle parish, Skulte parish, Umurga parish, Vidriži parish, Viļķene parish and Limbaži town the administrative centre being Limbaži.- References :...

Līvāni
Livani
Līvāni is a town in central Latvia. It is situated at the junction of the Dubna and Daugava rivers, approximately 170 kilometers east of Riga, the capital....

  
8934 Līvāni municipality
Līvāni municipality
Līvāni municipality is a municipality in Latgale, Latvia. The municipality was formed in 1999 by merging Rožupe parish, Turki parish and Līvāni town. In 2009 it absorbed Jersika parish, Rudzāti parish and Sutri parish, too the administrative centre being Līvāni.- References :...

Lubāna
Lubana
Lubāna is a Latvian town situated in the district of Madona by the Aiviekste river. It acquired a town status in 1992, and the current population is 1974...

  
1873 Lubāna municipality
Lubāna municipality
Lubāna municipality is a municipality in Vidzeme, Latvia. The municipality was formed in 2007 by merging Indrāni parish and Lubāna town the administrative centre being Lubāna.- References :...

Ludza
Ludza
Ludza is a town in the Latgalia region of eastern Latvia. The population as of 2004 was 10,247.Until July 1, 2009 Ludza was the administrative centre of Ludza District...

  
9575 Ludza municipality
Ludza municipality
Ludza municipality is a municipality in Latgale, Latvia. The municipality was formed in 2009 by merging Briģi parish, Cirma parish, Isnauda parish, Istra parish, Nirza parish, Ņukši parish, Pilda parish, Pureņi parish, Rundēni parish and Ludza town the administrative centre being Ludza.The...

Madona  
8734 Madona municipality
Madona municipality
Madona municipality is a municipality in Vidzeme, Latvia. The municipality was formed in 2009 by merging Arona parish, Barkava parish, Bērzaune parish, Dzelzava parish, Kalsnava parish, Lazdona parish, Liezēre parish, Ļaudona parish, Mārciena parish, Mētriena parish, Ošupe parish, Prauliena...

Mazsalaca
Mazsalaca
Mazsalaca is a town in Mazsalaca municipality, Vidzeme, Latvia with 2412 inhabitants.The area includes the largest known Stone Age burial site in Northern Europe and was first settled ca. 5000 BC...

  
1474 Mazsalaca municipality
Mazsalaca municipality
Mazsalaca municipality is a municipality in Vidzeme, Latvia. The municipality was formed in 2009 by merging Ramata parish, Sēļi parish, Skaņkalne parish and Mazsalaca town the administrative centre being Mazsalaca.- References :...

Ogre
Ogre, Latvia
Ogre is the principal town of Ogre District in Central Latvia, 36 km east of the capital Riga, situated at the confluence of the Daugava and Ogre rivers...

  
26167 Ogre municipality
Ogre municipality
Ogre municipality is a municipality in Vidzeme, Latvia. The municipality was formed in 2002 by merging Ogre town and Ogresgals parish. In 2009 it absorbed Krape parish, Ķeipene parish, Laubere parish, Madliena parish, Mazozoli parish, Meņģele parish, Suntaži parish and Taurupe parish the...

Olaine
Olaine
Olaine is a town in Latvia that gained town rights in 1967. The history of Olaine is closely connected to a nearby peat bog that was first taken into use in 1940. Thereafter, more production facilities were built, the increasing numbers of workers needed accommodation and the first dwellings were...

  
12667 Olaine municipality
Olaine municipality
Olaine municipality is a municipality in Latvia. The municipality was formed in 2009 by merging Olaine parish and Olaine town the administrative centre being Olaine.- References :...

Pāvilosta
Pavilosta
-See also:*List of cities in Latvia...

  
1134 Pāvilosta municipality
Pāvilosta municipality
Pāvilosta municipality is a municipality in Courland, Latvia. The municipality was formed in 2009 by merging Pāvilosta town, Saka parish and Vērgale parish the administrative centre being Pāvilosta.- References :...

Piltene
Piltene
-Population:Population : 40,000 -History:*September 1234: Bishopric of Courland established , consisting of three separate enclaves after numerous distributions of the Couronian lands among the Bishops of Courland, and of Riga, and the Teutonic Order.*1290: The cathedral chapter is incorporated...

  
1053 Ventspils municipality
Ventspils municipality
Ventspils municipality is a municipality in Courland, Latvia. The municipality was formed in 2009 by merging Piltene town, Ance parish, Jūrkalne parish, Piltene rural community , Pope parish, Puze parish, Tārgale parish, Ugāle parish, Usma parish, Užava parish, Vārve parish, Ziras parish and...

Pļaviņas
Plavinas
Pļaviņas is a town in Latvia. The town is located on the Daugava river.-See also:*List of cities in Latvia*Pļaviņas municipality...

  
3692 Pļaviņas municipality
Pļaviņas municipality
Pļaviņas municipality is a municipality in Vidzeme, Latvia. The municipality was formed in 2009 by merging Aiviekste parish, Klintaine parish, Vietalva parish and Pļaviņas town the administrative centre being Pļaviņas.- References :...

Preiļi
Preili
-References:...

  
7970 Preiļi municipality
Preiļi municipality
Preiļi municipality is a municipality in Latgale, Latvia. The municipality was formed in 2000 by merging Aizkalne parish, Preiļi parish and Preiļi town. In 2009 it absorbed Pelēči parish and Sauna parish, too the administrative centre being Preiļi....

Priekule  
2441 Priekule municipality
Priekule municipality
Priekule municipality is a municipality in Courland, Latvia. The municipality was formed in 2009 by merging Bunka parish, Virga parish, Gramzda parish, Kalēti parish, Priekule parish and Priekule town the administrative centre being Priekule.- References :...

Rūjiena
Rujiena
-Notable people:Arturs Alberings, Prime Minister of Latvia from 7 May 1926 to 18 December, 1926.Gustav Klutsis Constructivist Photographer and Graphic DesignerMoses Wolf Goldberg, chemist, was born here in 1905.-External links:*...

  
3377 Rūjiena municipality
Rūjiena municipality
Rūjiena municipality is a municipality in Vidzeme, Latvia. The municipality was formed in 2009 by merging Rūjiena town, Ipiķi parish, Jeri parish, Lode parish and Vilpulka parish the administrative centre being Rūjiena.- References :...

Sabile
Sabile
Sabile is a town in Talsi municipality, Latvia.Sabile was first mentioned in chronicles in 1253. From the 14th century to the 16th century, it was a site of a castle of the Livonian Order and a village near the castle. Sabilė became a town in 1917....

  
1404 Talsi municipality
Talsi municipality
Talsi municipality is a municipality in Courland, Latvia. The municipality was formed in 2009 by merging Abava parish, Balgale parish, Ģibuļi parish, Īve parish, Ķūļciems parish, Laidze parish, Lauciene parish, Lībagi parish, Lube parish, Strazde parish, Valdgale parish, Vandzene parish, Virbi...

Salacgrīva
Salacgriva
Salacgrīva is a town in Limbaži County, in the Vidzeme region of northern Latvia. The town has a port, situated on the mouth of the Salaca river and the Gulf of Riga...

  
3281 Salacgrīva municipality
Salacgrīva municipality
Salacgrīva municipality is a municipality in Vidzeme, Latvia. The municipality was formed in 2009 by merging Salacgrīva town with its countryside territory, Ainaži town with its countryside territory and Liepupe parish the administrative centre being Salacgrīva.- References :...

Salaspils
Salaspils
Salaspils is a town in Latvia, the administrative centre of Salaspils municipality. The town is situated on the northern bank of the Daugava River 18 kilometers to the south-east of the city of Riga.-History:...

  
18159 Salaspils municipality
Salaspils municipality
Salaspils municipality is a municipality in Vidzeme, Latvia. The municipality was formed in 2004 by reorganization of Salaspils town and its countryside territory the administrative centre being Salaspils.- References :...

Saldus
Saldus
Saldus is a Latvian town located in Courland and is main town in Saldus District. As of 2005, the town has a population of 12,707.The year 1856 is considered as foundation of Saldus town when the board of Domens' decided to establish a trade center...

  
12306 Saldus municipality
Saldus municipality
Saldus municipality is a municipality in Courland, Latvia. The municipality was formed in 2009 by merging Saldus town, Ezere parish, Jaunauce parish, Jaunlutriņi parish, Kursīši parish, Lutriņi parish, Nīgrande parish, Novadnieki parish, Pampāļi parish, Ruba parish, Saldus parish, Šķēde parish,...

Saulkrasti
Saulkrasti
Saulkrasti is a town in Latvia, which lies on the east coast of Gulf of Riga. It stretches across 17 km from Lilaste river to Zvejniekciems village including. The town itself spans across , and includes of field and forest territory.The town motto "The town closer to the Sun. Town which...

  
3299 Saulkrasti municipality
Saulkrasti municipality
Saulkrasti municipality is a municipality in Vidzeme, Latvia. The municipality was formed in 2009 by reorganization of Saulkrasti town with its countryside territory; the administrative centre being Saulkrasti.- References :...

Seda
Seda, Latvia
Seda is a town in Latvia founded in 1952. The major local industry is extraction of peat. The town is remarkable for its 1950s style Stalinist architecture, dating from the glory days of Seda, when workers from all over the USSR came to work for the peat extraction enterprise.Joint stock company...

  
1547 Strenči municipality
Strenči municipality
Strenči municipality is a municipality in Vidzeme, Latvia. The municipality was formed in 2009 by merging Jērcēni parish, Plāņi parish, Strenči town and Seda town with its countryside territory; the administrative centre being Strenči.- References :...

Sigulda
Sigulda
Other twinnings: Keila, Estonia chiatura Georgia-References:* , , , , , and -External links:*...

  
11168 Sigulda municipality
Sigulda municipality
Sigulda municipality is a municipality in Vidzeme, Latvia. The municipality was formed in 2003 by merging Sigulda town, Sigulda parish and More parish. In 2009 it absorbed Allaži parish, too; the administrative centre being Sigulda.- References :...

Skrunda
Skrunda
Skrunda is a town in Latvia. It lies 150 km west of the capital city Riga.- Skrunda-1 :Skrunda is best known as the town nearest the former Soviet secret city, Skrunda-1, which housed two major radar installations during the cold war period. Skrunda-1 is currently a ghost town, as the last...

  
2468 Skrunda municipality
Skrunda municipality
Skrunda municipality is a municipality in Courland, Latvia. The municipality was formed in 2009 by merging Skrunda town with its countryside territory, Raņķi parish, Nīkrāce parish and Rudbārži parish; the administrative centre being Skrunda.- References :...

Smiltene
Smiltene
Smiltene is a town in the Vidzeme region of in northern Latvia, 150 km northeast of the capital Riga. It has a population of 5,880 .-The name:...

  
5763 Smiltene municipality
Smiltene municipality
Smiltene municipality is a municipality in Vidzeme, Latvia. The municipality was formed in 2009 by merging Smiltene town, Bilska parish, Blome parish, Branti parish, Grundzāle parish, Launkalne parish, Palsmane parish, Smiltene parish and Variņi parish; the administrative centre being Smiltene.-...

Staicele
Staicele
-See also:*List of cities in Latvia...

  
1152 Aloja municipality
Aloja municipality
Aloja municipality is a municipality in Latvia. The municipality was formed in 2009 by merging Aloja town with its countryside territory, Staicele town with its countryside territory, Braslava parish and Brīvzemnieki parish the administrative centre being Aloja.- References :...

Stende
Stende
-See also:*List of cities in Latvia...

  
1868 Talsi municipality
Talsi municipality
Talsi municipality is a municipality in Courland, Latvia. The municipality was formed in 2009 by merging Abava parish, Balgale parish, Ģibuļi parish, Īve parish, Ķūļciems parish, Laidze parish, Lauciene parish, Lībagi parish, Lube parish, Strazde parish, Valdgale parish, Vandzene parish, Virbi...

Strenči
Strenci
-See also:*List of cities in Latvia...

  
1404 Strenči municipality
Strenči municipality
Strenči municipality is a municipality in Vidzeme, Latvia. The municipality was formed in 2009 by merging Jērcēni parish, Plāņi parish, Strenči town and Seda town with its countryside territory; the administrative centre being Strenči.- References :...

Subate
Subate
Subate , population 964, is a town in Latvia near the border with Lithuania. Subate is located in Selonia, the eastern part of the Zemgale region, 40 km west of Daugavpils....

  
749 Ilūkste municipality
Ilūkste municipality
Ilūkste municipality is a municipality in Selonia, Latvia. The municipality was formed in 2003 by merging Pilskalne Parish, Šēdere Parish, Bebrene Parish and Ilūkste town...

Talsi
Talsi
Talsi is a town in Latvia. It is the center of Talsi municipality.-Talsi:Talsi - known as 'The Town of Nine Hills' - perches above two lakes...

  
11201 Talsi municipality
Talsi municipality
Talsi municipality is a municipality in Courland, Latvia. The municipality was formed in 2009 by merging Abava parish, Balgale parish, Ģibuļi parish, Īve parish, Ķūļciems parish, Laidze parish, Lauciene parish, Lībagi parish, Lube parish, Strazde parish, Valdgale parish, Vandzene parish, Virbi...

Tukums
Tukums
Tukums is a town in Latvia. Three regions of Latvia meet in the vicinity of Tukums – Vidzeme, Zemgale and Courland. The city was host to the Cold War facility Tukums air base.- History :...

  
19961 Tukums municipality
Tukums municipality
Tukums municipality is a municipality in Zemgale, Latvia. The municipality was formed in 2009 by merging Degole parish, Džūkste parish, Irlava parish, Jaunsāti parish, Lestene parish, Pūre parish, Sēme parish, Slampe parish, Tume parish, Zentene parish and Tukums town; the administrative centre...

Valdemārpils
Valdemarpils
Valdemārpils is a town in northwestern Latvia, near Talsi. The town is named after Krišjānis Valdemārs, born in nearby Ārlava parish, who was one of the leaders of the first Latvian National Awakening. He is celebrated in the town with a memorial stone.-References:...

  
1396 Talsi municipality
Talsi municipality
Talsi municipality is a municipality in Courland, Latvia. The municipality was formed in 2009 by merging Abava parish, Balgale parish, Ģibuļi parish, Īve parish, Ķūļciems parish, Laidze parish, Lauciene parish, Lībagi parish, Lube parish, Strazde parish, Valdgale parish, Vandzene parish, Virbi...

Valka
Valka
Valka is a town in northern Latvia, on the border with Estonia.Valka and the Estonian town Valga are twins, separated by the Estonian/Latvian border but using the slogan "One Town, Two States". The border dividing the Livonian town of Walk was marked out in 1920 by an international jury headed by...

  
6047 Valka municipality
Valka municipality
Valka municipality is a municipality in Vidzeme, Latvia. The municipality was formed in 2009 by merging Valka town, Ērģeme parish, Kārķi parish, Valka parish, Vijciems parish and Zvārtava parish; the administrative centre being Valka.- References :...

Vangaži
Vangaži
-History:The name Vangaži was first mentioned in the 17th century as the name of a local manor. The name itself is a combination of two words in the Livonian language - vang and aži . Since the 17th century there was also a Lutheran church in Vangaži...

  
3999 Inčukalns municipality
Inčukalns municipality
Inčukalns municipality is a municipality in Vidzeme, Latvia. The municipality was formed in 2006 by merging Inčukalns parish and Vangaži town the administrative centre being Inčukalns.- References :...

Varakļāni
Varaklani
-See also:*List of cities in Latvia...

  
2106 Varakļāni municipality
Varakļāni municipality
Varakļāni municipality is a municipality in Latgale, Latvia. The municipality was formed in 2009 by merging Varakļāni town, Murmastiene parish and Varakļāni parish; the administrative centre being Varakļāni.- References :...

Viesīte
Viesite
Viesīte is a town in the western part of Jēkabpils County, Latvia.Viesīte is typical Selonia town that cherished by its people, now is blossoming on the hills in the very middle of district...

  
1902 Viesīte municipality
Viesīte municipality
Viesīte municipality is a municipality in Selonia, Latvia. The municipality was formed in 2009 by merging Elkšņi parish, Rite parish, Sauka parish and Viesīte town with its countryside territory; the administrative centre being Viesīte.- References :...

Viļaka
Vilaka
Viļaka is a town in Latvia.Viļaka is the birthplace of Shabtai Daniel, the Israeli journalist and politician.-See also:*List of cities in Latvia...

  
1525 Viļaka municipality
Viļaka municipality
Viļaka municipality is a municipality in Latgale, Latvia. The municipality was formed in 2009 by merging Kuprava parish, Medņeva parish, Susāji parish, Šķilbēni parish, Vecumi parish, Žīguri parish and Viļaka town; the administrative centre being Viļaka....

Viļāni
Vilani
Viļāni is a town in Eastern Latvia, situated in the western part of Rēzekne District. The railway line Riga-Moscow, and the motor highway Riga-Moscow, and the road Preiļi-Balvi cross Viļāni. The Malta river flows through the town....

  
3468 Viļāni municipality
Viļāni municipality
Viļāni municipality is a municipality in Latgale, Latvia. The municipality was formed in 2009 by merging Dekšāre parish, Sokolki parish, Viļāni parish and Viļāni town; the administrative centre being Viļāni.- References :...

Zilupe
Zilupe
Zilupe is a town of a few hundred inhabitants in Latvia, by the Zilupe River, on the border with Russia. Zilupe's railway station is the final station for the Riga-Zilupe train route, which is one of the longest passenger rail routes in Latvia...

  
1746 Zilupe municipality
Zilupe municipality
Zilupe Municipality is a municipality in the historical region of Latgale, and the Latgale Planning Region in Latvia. The municipality was formed in 2002 by merging Zaļesje Parish and Zilupe. In 2009 it absorbed Lauderi Parish and Pasiene Parish, the administrative centre being Zilupe...


See also

  • Administrative divisions of Latvia
    Administrative divisions of Latvia
    Administrative divisions of Latvia, . According to the Administrative territorial reform of Latvia, Latvia changed its administrative divisions from two-level municipalities to one-level municipalities - districts were liquidated, but towns...

  • Districts of Latvia
    Districts of Latvia
    ||Before July 1, 2009 Latvia was divided into 26 districts and 7 cities , indicated with asterisks:...

  • Cultural regions of Latvia
  • List of former cities of Latvia

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