Kandava Municipality

Kandava Municipality (Latvian: Kandavas novads) is a former 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.

Kandava Municipality
Kandavas novads
Flag of Kandava Municipality
Coat of arms of Kandava Municipality
Kandavas novada karte.png
Country Latvia
 • ChairwomanInga Priede (LZP)
 • Total649.02 km2 (250.59 sq mi)
 • Land636.45 km2 (245.73 sq mi)
 • Water12.57 km2 (4.85 sq mi)
 • Total7,462
 • Density11/km2 (30/sq mi)

On 1 July 2021, Kandava Municipality ceased to exist and its territory was merged into Tukums Municipality.[3]

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

Kandava was a member of the Charter of European Rural Communities, a town twinning association across the European Union.[4]

Charter of European Rural Communities

Other twin towns[5]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ https://data.stat.gov.lv/pxweb/lv/OSP_PUB/START__ENV__DR__DRT/DRT010/; Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia; retrieved: 25 February 2021.
  2. ^ https://data.stat.gov.lv/pxweb/lv/OSP_PUB/START__POP__IR__IRS/IRD060/; Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia; retrieved: 15 June 2021.
  3. ^ [1] Law on Administrative Territories and Populated Areas
  4. ^ "Charter members". europeancharter.eu. Charter of European Rural Communities. Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  5. ^ "Kandavas novada pašvaldības ārvalstu sadarbības partneri". kandava.lv (in Latvian). Kandava. Retrieved 6 September 2019.

Coordinates: 57°02′29″N 22°46′23″E / 57.04139°N 22.77306°E / 57.04139; 22.77306