Krāslava Municipality

Krāslava Municipality (Latvian: Krāslavas novads, Latgalian: Kruoslovys nūvods) 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, Kalnieši Parish, Kaplava Parish, Kombuļi Parish, Piedruja Parish, Robežnieki Parish, Skaista Parish and Ūdrīši Parish town the administrative centre being Krāslava.

Krāslava Municipality
Krāslavas novads
Flag of Krāslava Municipality
Coat of arms of Krāslava Municipality
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Country Latvia
Formed2001
CentreKrāslava
Government
 • Council ChairGunārs Upenieks (LZS)
Population
 (2021)
 • Total21,459
Websitewww.kraslava.lv

On 1 July 2021, Krāslava Municipality was enlarged when the territory of the former Dagda Municipality and three parishes of the former Aglona Municipality were merged into it.[1]

DemographicsEdit

Ethnic compositionEdit

As of 1 January 2010 the ethnic composition of the municipality is as follows:[2]

Ethnic group Number %
Latvians, including Latgalians[3] 8878 44,43 %
Russians 4376 21,90 %
Belarusians 4215 21,09 %
Poles 1672 8,37 %
Ukrainians 271 1,36 %
Others 571 2,86 %

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ [1] Law on Administrative Territories and Populated Areas
  2. ^ "Iedzīvotāju skaits pašvaldībās pēc nacionālā sastāva 01.01.2010" (PDF). Pilsonības un migrācijas lietu pārvalde. 2010-01-23. Retrieved 2010-06-27.
  3. ^ "164,500 persons in Latvia speak Latgalian dialect on a daily basis".

Coordinates: 55°54′00″N 27°10′00″E / 55.9000°N 27.1667°E / 55.9000; 27.1667