Limbaži Municipality

Limbaži Municipality (Latvian: Limbažu novads) 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. On 1 July 2021, Limbaži Municipality was enlarged when Aloja Municipality and Salacgrīva Municipality were merged into it. Since that date, Limbaži Municipality consists of the following administrative units: Ainaži Parish, Ainaži town, Aloja Parish, Aloja town, Braslava Parish, Brīvzemnieki Parish, Katvari Parish, Liepupe Parish, Limbaži Parish, Limbaži town, Pāle Parish, Salacgrīva Parish, Salacgrīva town, Skulte Parish, Staicele Parish, Staicele town, Umurga Parish, Vidriži Parish and Viļķene Parish.[1] Latvian law defines the entire territory of Limbaži Municipality as a part of the region of Vidzeme.[2]

Limbaži Municipality
Limbažu novads
Coat of arms of Limbaži Municipality
Limbažu novada karte.png
Country Latvia
Formed2009
CentreLimbaži
Government
 • Council ChairDidzis Zemmers (LZS)
Population
 (2021)
 • Total28,546
Websitewww.limbazi.lv

PopulationEdit

More than 17,000 inhabitants live in Limbaži municipality.

Territorial unit Population (year)
Katvari parish 1199 (2018)[3]
Limbaži 7475 (2018)
Limbaži Parish 2205 (2018)
Pāle Parish 708 (2018)
Skulte Parish 2138 (2018)
Umurga Parish 1071 (2018)
Vidriži Parish 1370 (2018)
Viļķene Parish 1204 (2018)

Colors of Limbaži district symbolEdit

Green color. This is the beautiful nature of the county. Big oaks, larch alleys, dendrological plantations, a unique series of Jumpravmuiža lakes, in which 6 lakes are lined up one after the other. Almost the entire territory of the county belongs to the North Vidzeme Biosphere Reserve. The proximity of the sea, rivers and many lakes provide rich recreational opportunities. Fishing, boat or pedal boat trips, leisurely walks and nature trails. Everyone can enjoy the benefits grown and prepared on organic farms.

Purple color - confirms the stability, nobility and uniqueness of the region. It is recognizable at the national and global level. Unique witnesses of the history of the region have been cleaned up and restored - Limbaži historical center, castles, manors, churches. Limbaži region is the birthplace of the author of the Latvian anthem Baumaņi Kārlis.

Brown-red color - it is sustainable, taking over and nurturing ancient traditions, bringing ancient wisdom to life in today's successful development plans. The people of Limbaži region go out into the world with the works of skilled craftsmen, the natural taste of agricultural products.

Twin towns — sister citiesEdit

Limbaži is twinned with:[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ [1] Law on Administrative Territories and Populated Areas
  2. ^ [2] Latviešu vēsturisko zemju likums
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2018-10-09. Retrieved 2018-11-20.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Starptautiskā sadarbība". limbazi.lv (in Latvian). Limbažu novads. Retrieved 2019-09-16.

Coordinates: 57°31′N 24°43′E / 57.517°N 24.717°E / 57.517; 24.717