List of cities and towns in Latvia

There are 7 cities (Latvian: Republikas pilsētas, "republican cities") and 71 towns (Latvian: Novada pilsētas, "municipality towns") in Latvia. By Latvian law, towns are settlements that are centers of culture and commerce with a well-developed architectural-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 fulfills all other requirements. To become a city, a town must have at least 25,000 residents. Additionally, cities should have a well-developed commercial district, transport, public utilities, social infrastructure, and be a significant center of culture. However, these requirements may be disregarded if there is sufficient population.[1]

Major and regional cities of Latvia

CitiesEdit

City Population (2013)[2] Population (2019)[3]
Daugavpils  pronunciation   93,312 82,604
Jelgava  pronunciation   59,511 55,972
Jūrmala  pronunciation   50,840 49,325
Liepāja  pronunciation   76,731 68,945
Rēzekne  pronunciation   32,328 27,820
Rīga  pronunciation   658,640 632,614
Ventspils  pronunciation   38,750 34,377

TownsEdit

Town Population (2010)[2] Population (2018)[3] Municipality[1]
Ainaži  pronunciation   1,008 787 Limbaži Municipality
Aizkraukle  pronunciation   8,709 7,489 Aizkraukle Municipality
Aizpute  pronunciation   5,104 4,443 South Kurzeme Municipality
Aknīste  pronunciation   1,224 1,078 Jēkabpils Municipality
Aloja  pronunciation   1,353 1,197 Limbaži Municipality
Alūksne  pronunciation   8,900 7,555 Alūksne Municipality
Ape  pronunciation   1,083 907 Smiltene Municipality
Auce  pronunciation   3,076 2,640 Dobele Municipality
Baldone  pronunciation   2,399 3,966 Ķekava Municipality
Baloži  pronunciation   5,665 6,529 Ķekava Municipality
Balvi  pronunciation   7,906 6,696 Balvi Municipality
Bauska  pronunciation   10,060 8,988 Bauska Municipality
Brocēni  pronunciation   3,411 3,117 Saldus Municipality
Cēsis  pronunciation   18,021 16,888 Cēsis Municipality
Cesvaine  pronunciation   1,668 1,443 Madona Municipality
Dagda  pronunciation   2,502 2,108 Krāslava Municipality
Dobele  pronunciation   11,152 9,702 Dobele Municipality
Durbe  pronunciation   620 542 South Kurzeme Municipality
Grobiņa  pronunciation   4,218 3,861 South Kurzeme Municipality
Gulbene  pronunciation   8,807 7,779 Gulbene Municipality
Iecava  5,921 5,481 Bauska Municipality
Ikšķile  pronunciation   4,052 7,359 Ogre Municipality
Ilūkste  pronunciation   2,856 2,502 Augšdaugava Municipality
Jaunjelgava  pronunciation   2,246 1,999 Aizkraukle Municipality
Jēkabpils  pronunciation   24,635 22,076 Jēkabpils Municipality
Kandava  pronunciation   4,225 3,831 Tukums Municipality
Kārsava  pronunciation   2,420 2,105 Ludza Municipality
Koknese  pronunciation   2710 2511 Aizkraukle Municipality
Krāslava  pronunciation   10,160 8,653 Krāslava Municipality
Kuldīga  pronunciation   12,755 11,275 Kuldīga Municipality
Ķegums  pronunciation   2,487 2,271 Ogre Municipality
Lielvārde  pronunciation   6,837 6,369 Ogre Municipality
Līgatne  pronunciation   1,239 1,094 Cēsis Municipality
Limbaži  pronunciation   8,501 7,498 Limbaži Municipality
Līvāni  pronunciation   8,934 7,939 Līvāni Municipality
Lubāna  pronunciation   1,873 1,667 Madona Municipality
Ludza  pronunciation   9,575 8,387 Ludza Municipality
Madona  pronunciation   8,734 7,646 Madona Municipality
Mazsalaca  pronunciation   1,474 1,264 Valmiera Municipality
Ogre  pronunciation   26,167 24,768 Ogre Municipality
Olaine  pronunciation   12,667 11,342 Olaine Municipality
Pāvilosta  pronunciation   1,134 980 South Kurzeme Municipality
Piltene  pronunciation   1,053 904 Ventspils Municipality
Pļaviņas  pronunciation   3,692 3,248 Aizkraukle Municipality
Preiļi  pronunciation   7,970 6,817 Preiļi Municipality
Priekule  pronunciation   2,441 2,091 South Kurzeme Municipality
Rūjiena  pronunciation   3,377 2,912 Valmiera Municipality
Sabile  pronunciation   1,404 1,552 Talsi Municipality
Salacgrīva  pronunciation   3,281 2,823 Limbaži Municipality
Salaspils  pronunciation   18,159 18,698 Salaspils Municipality
Saldus  pronunciation   12,306 10,869 Saldus Municipality
Saulkrasti  pronunciation   3,299 3,176 Saulkrasti Municipality
Seda  pronunciation   1,547 1,248 Valmiera Municipality
Sigulda  pronunciation   11,168 11,191 Sigulda Municipality
Skrunda  pronunciation   2,468 2,118 Kuldīga Municipality
Smiltene  pronunciation   5,763 5,349 Smiltene Municipality
Staicele  pronunciation   1,152 951 Limbaži Municipality
Stende  pronunciation   1,868 1,743 Talsi Municipality
Strenči  pronunciation   1,404 1,140 Valmiera Municipality
Subate  pronunciation   749 663 Augšdaugava Municipality
Talsi  pronunciation   11,201 10,070 Talsi Municipality
Tukums  pronunciation   19,961 18,414 Tukums Municipality
Valdemārpils  pronunciation   1,396 1,343 Talsi Municipality
Valka  pronunciation   6,047 5,181 Valka Municipality
Valmiera  pronunciation   25,130 23,125 Valmiera Municipality
Vangaži  pronunciation   3,999 3,649 Ropaži Municipality
Varakļāni  pronunciation   2,106 1,897 Varakļāni Municipality
Viesīte  pronunciation   1,902 1,615 Jēkabpils Municipality
Viļaka  pronunciation   1,525 1,364 Balvi Municipality
Viļāni  pronunciation   3,468 3,035 Rēzekne Municipality
Zilupe  pronunciation   1,746 1,511 Ludza Municipality

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Law On Administrative Territories and Populated Areas
  2. ^ a b "Latvijas iedzīvotāju skaits pašvaldībās" (PDF). Centrālās statistikas pārvaldes datubāzes (in Latvian). Retrieved 2019-10-25.
  3. ^ a b "Iedzīvotāju skaits un tā izmaiņas statistiskajos reģionos, republikas pilsētās, novadu pilsētās un novados". Centrālās statistikas pārvaldes datubāzes (in Latvian). Retrieved 2019-06-16.

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