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List of cities and towns in Latvia

Major and regional cities of Latvia

There are 9 cities (Latvian: Republikas pilsētas, "republican cities") and 67 towns (Latvian: Novada pilsētas, "municipality towns") in Latvia. By Latvian law towns are settlements that are centers of culture and commerce with well-developed engineer-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 city should have well-developed commerce, transport, public utilities, social infrastructure and be significant center of culture. However these requirements may be disregarded if there is sufficient population.[1]

CitiesEdit

City Population (2011 census)[2] Population (2019)[3]
Daugavpils  pronunciation   93,312 82,604
Jēkabpils  pronunciation   24,635 22,076
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
Valmiera  pronunciation   25,130 23,125
Ventspils  pronunciation   38,750 34,377

TownsEdit

Town Population (2010)[2] Population (2018)[3] Municipality[1]
Ainaži  pronunciation   1,008 787 Salacgrīva Municipality
Aizkraukle  pronunciation   8,709 7,489 Aizkraukle Municipality
Aizpute  pronunciation   5,104 4,443 Aizpute Municipality
Aknīste  pronunciation   1,224 1,078 Aknīste Municipality
Aloja  pronunciation   1,353 1,197 Aloja Municipality
Alūksne  pronunciation   8,900 7,555 Alūksne Municipality
Ape  pronunciation   1,083 907 Ape Municipality
Auce  pronunciation   3,076 2,640 Auce Municipality
Baldone  pronunciation   2,399 3,966 Baldone 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 Brocēni Municipality
Cēsis  pronunciation   18,021 16,888 Cēsis Municipality
Cesvaine  pronunciation   1,668 1,443 Cesvaine Municipality
Dagda  pronunciation   2,502 2,108 Dagda Municipality
Dobele  pronunciation   11,152 9,702 Dobele Municipality
Durbe  pronunciation   620 542 Durbe Municipality
Grobiņa  pronunciation   4,218 3,861 Grobiņa Municipality
Gulbene  pronunciation   8,807 7,779 Gulbene Municipality
Ikšķile  pronunciation   4,052 7,359 Ikšķile Municipality
Ilūkste  pronunciation   2,856 2,502 Ilūkste Municipality
Jaunjelgava  pronunciation   2,246 1,999 Jaunjelgava Municipality
Kandava  pronunciation   4,225 3,831 Kandava Municipality
Kārsava  pronunciation   2,420 2,105 Kārsava Municipality
Krāslava  pronunciation   10,160 8,653 Krāslava Municipality
Kuldīga  pronunciation   12,755 11,275 Kuldīga Municipality
Ķegums  pronunciation   2,487 2,271 Ķegums Municipality
Lielvārde  pronunciation   6,837 6,369 Lielvārde Municipality
Līgatne  pronunciation   1,239 1,094 Līgatne Municipality
Limbaži  pronunciation   8,501 7,498 Limbaži Municipality
Līvāni  pronunciation   8,934 7,939 Līvāni Municipality
Lubāna  pronunciation   1,873 1,667 Lubāna Municipality
Ludza  pronunciation   9,575 8,387 Ludza Municipality
Madona  pronunciation   8,734 7,646 Madona Municipality
Mazsalaca  pronunciation   1,474 1,264 Mazsalaca Municipality
Ogre  pronunciation   26,167 24,768 Ogre Municipality
Olaine  pronunciation   12,667 11,342 Olaine Municipality
Pāvilosta  pronunciation   1,134 980 Pāvilosta Municipality
Piltene  pronunciation   1,053 904 Ventspils Municipality
Pļaviņas  pronunciation   3,692 3,248 Pļaviņas Municipality
Preiļi  pronunciation   7,970 6,817 Preiļi Municipality
Priekule  pronunciation   2,441 2,091 Priekule Municipality
Rūjiena  pronunciation   3,377 2,912 Rūjiena Municipality
Sabile  pronunciation   1,404 1,552 Talsi Municipality
Salacgrīva  pronunciation   3,281 2,823 Salacgrīva 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 Strenči Municipality
Sigulda  pronunciation   11,168 11,191 Sigulda Municipality
Skrunda  pronunciation   2,468 2,118 Skrunda Municipality
Smiltene  pronunciation   5,763 5,349 Smiltene Municipality
Staicele  pronunciation   1,152 951 Aloja Municipality
Stende  pronunciation   1,868 1,743 Talsi Municipality
Strenči  pronunciation   1,404 1,140 Strenči Municipality
Subate  pronunciation   749 663 Ilūkste 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
Vangaži  pronunciation   3,999 3,649 Inčukalns Municipality
Varakļāni  pronunciation   2,106 1,897 Varakļāni Municipality
Viesīte  pronunciation   1,902 1,615 Viesīte Municipality
Viļaka  pronunciation   1,525 1,364 Viļaka Municipality
Viļāni  pronunciation   3,468 3,035 Viļāni Municipality
Zilupe  pronunciation   1,746 1,511 Zilupe Municipality

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Law On Administrative Territories and Populated Areas[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ a b http://www.pmlp.gov.lv/lv/statistika/dokuments/2010/ISPV_Pasvaldibas_iedzivotaju_skaits_pagasti.pdf
  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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