Nīca Municipality

Nīca Municipality (Latvian: Nīcas novads) is a former municipality in Courland, Latvia. The administrative center was the village of Nīca. As of 2020, the municipality's population was 3,100.[3]

Nīca Municipality
Nīcas novads
Flag of Nīca Municipality
Coat of arms of Nīca Municipality
Nīcas novada karte.png
Country Latvia
Formed2009
CentreNīca
Government
 • Council ChairAgris Petermanis (For The Development of Nīca Municipality)
Area
 • Total350.83 km2 (135.46 sq mi)
 • Land324.42 km2 (125.26 sq mi)
 • Water26.41 km2 (10.20 sq mi)
Population
 (2021)[2]
 • Total3,113
 • Density8.9/km2 (23/sq mi)
Websitewww.nica.lv

GeographyEdit

 
Green Ray (Zaļais stars): stone monument marking the westernmost point in Latvia

The municipality was located in western Latvia, on the coast of the Baltic Sea. The westernmost point in Latvia was located within its territory. The highest elevation point is Pūsēnu hill (Latvian: Pūsēnu kāpa) at 37 m (121 ft). Parts of the municipality lie below sea level. Its geography is dominated by coastal plains, and its territory is part of the Bartava Plain (Latvian: Bārtavas līdzenums) region.

HistoryEdit

The municipality was formed in 2009 by merging Nīca parish and Otaņķi parish, as part of the 2009 administrative reform.

Nīca Municipality ceased to exist on 1 July 2021, when it was merged into the newly-formed South Kurzeme Municipality.[4]

SubdivisionEdit

The municipality was subdivided into 2 parishes, namely:

 
School in Rude near Nīca

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 56°20′46″N 21°03′44″E / 56.34611°N 21.06222°E / 56.34611; 21.06222