Mērsrags Municipality

Mērsrags Municipality (Latvian: Mērsraga novads) is a former administrative unit of Latvia, formed in 2011. As of 2020, the population was 1,407.[3]

Mērsrags Municipality
Mērsraga novads
Flag of Mērsrags Municipality
Coat of arms of Mērsrags Municipality
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Country Latvia
 • Council ChairRoberts Šiliņš (Us for Mērsrags Municipality)
 • Total109.76 km2 (42.38 sq mi)
 • Land88.69 km2 (34.24 sq mi)
 • Water21.07 km2 (8.14 sq mi)
 • Total1,431
 • Density13/km2 (34/sq mi)


In 2009, Roja Municipality was formed by merging Mērsrags Parish and Roja Parish, both at the coast of the Baltic Sea. In January 2010, the residents of Mērsraga in a general meeting decided to withdraw from the new municipality and create an independent Mērsrags municipality. In September 2010, the national parliament Saeima in a first reading supported a change of the law of administrative territories and populated areas for the establishment of Mērsrags municipality. Separate Roja and Mērsrags municipality council elections took place on 18 December 2010. Officially, Mērsrags Municipality came into life on 3 January 2011.

On 1 July 2021, Mērsrags Municipality ceased to exist and its territory was merged into Talsi Municipality.[4]

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. ^ "ISG020. Population number and its change by statistical region, city, town, 21 development centres and county". Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia. 2020-01-01. Retrieved 2021-02-12.
  4. ^ [1] Law on Administrative Territories and Populated Areas

Coordinates: 57°30′30″N 22°48′33″E / 57.5083°N 22.8092°E / 57.5083; 22.8092