Bauska Municipality

Bauska Municipality (Latvian: Bauskas novads) 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.

Bauska Municipality
Bauskas novads
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Coat of arms of Bauska Municipality
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Country Latvia
Formed2009
CentreBauska
Government
 • Council ChairRaitis Ābelnieks (ZZS)
Population
 (2021)
 • Total41,755
Websitewww.bauska.lv

On 1 July 2021, Bauska Municipality was enlarged when Iecava Municipality, Rundāle Municipality and Vecumnieki Municipality ceased to exist and their territory was merged into Bauska Municipality. Since that date, Bauska Municipality consists of the following administrative units: Bauska town, Bārbele Parish, Brunava Parish, Ceraukste Parish, Code Parish, Dāviņi Parish, Gailīši Parish, Iecava Parish, Iecava town, Īslīce Parish, Kurmene Parish, Mežotne Parish, Rundāle Parish, Skaistkalne Parish, Stelpe Parish, Svitene Parish, Valle Parish, Vecsaule Parish, Vecumnieki Parish and Viesturi Parish.[1]

Latvian law defines the entire territory of Bauska Municipality as a part of the Semigallia region.[2]

Twin towns — sister citiesEdit

Bauska is twinned with:[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ [1] Law on Administrative Territories and Populated Areas
  2. ^ [2] Latviešu vēsturisko zemju likums
  3. ^ "Sadraudzība". bauska.lv (in Latvian). Bauska. Retrieved 2019-08-31.

Coordinates: 56°25′00″N 24°17′00″E / 56.4167°N 24.2833°E / 56.4167; 24.2833