Administrative divisions of Latvia

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The current administrative division of Latvia came into force on 1 July 2021.

On 10 June 2020, the Saeima approved a municipal reform that would reduce the 110 municipalities and nine republic cities to 42 local government units consisting of 35 municipalities (novadi) and seven state cities (valstspilsētas, plural).[1][2] On 1 June 2021, the Constitutional Court of Latvia ruled that the annexation of Varakļāni Municipality to Rēzekne Municipality was unconstitutional. In response, the Saeima decided to preserve the existence of Varakļāni Municipality as a 43rd local government unit.[3]

State cities with independent governments as of 2021Edit

State cities and municipalities of Latvia as of 1 July 2021

The 2020 law on administrative territories and populated areas designated Ogre and the previous nine republic cities as state cities. It also provided for the promotion of Iecava and Koknese to state city status on 1 July 2021. However, under the same law, only the seven state cities listed in the following table will have local governments which are independent of any municipality. The state cities of Jēkabpils and Valmiera became part of Jēkabpils Municipality and Valmiera Municipality respectively on 1 July 2021.[2]

City name Population
(2021 estimate)[4]
billions €,
GRP per capita €, 2018[5]
1. Daugavpils 80,627 0.693 8,400
2. Jelgava 55,336 0.583 10,400
3. Jūrmala 50,248 0.421 8,600
4. Liepāja 67,964 0.897 13,000
5. Rēzekne 26,839 0.283 10,100
6. Riga 614,618 16.395 25,800
7. Ventspils 33,372 0.470 13,600

Municipalities as of 2021Edit

As of 1 July 2021, there are 36 municipalities in Latvia:[3][6]

Municipality Population
(2021 estimate)[4]
Territorial units of municipality:
(cities, towns, and parishes)[2][6]
11 Ādaži 21,134 Ādaži Parish
Carnikava Parish
8 Aizkraukle 29,367 Aiviekste Parish
Aizkraukle Parish
Aizkraukle town
Bebri Parish
Daudzese Parish
Irši Parish
Jaunjelgava Parish
Jaunjelgava town
Klintaine Parish
Koknese Parish
Koknese town
Mazzalve Parish
Nereta Parish
Pilskalne Parish
Pļaviņas town
Sece Parish
Sērene Parish
Skrīveri Parish
Staburags Parish
Sunākste Parish
Vietalva Parish
Zalve Parish
9 Alūksne 13,861 Alsviķi Parish
Alūksne town
Anna Parish
Ilzene Parish
Jaunalūksne Parish
Jaunanna Parish
Jaunlaicene Parish
Kalncempji Parish
Liepna Parish
Maliena Parish
Mālupe Parish
Mārkalne Parish
Pededze Parish
Veclaicene Parish
Zeltiņi Parish
Ziemeri Parish
10 Augšdaugava 25,927 Ambeļi Parish
Bebrene Parish
Biķernieki Parish
Demene Parish
Dubna Parish
Dviete Parish
Eglaine Parish
Ilūkste town
Kalkūne Parish
Kalupe Parish
Laucesa Parish
Līksna Parish
Maļinova Parish
Medumi Parish
Naujene Parish
Nīcgale Parish
Pilskalne Parish
Prode Parish
Saliena Parish
Skrudaliena Parish
Subate town
Svente Parish
Šēdere Parish
Tabore Parish
Vabole Parish
Vecsaliena Parish
Višķi Parish
12 Balvi 19,015 Baltinava Parish
Balvi Parish
Balvi town
Bērzkalne Parish
Bērzpils Parish
Briežuciems Parish
Krišjāņi Parish
Kubuli Parish
Kuprava Parish
Lazdukalns Parish
Lazduleja Parish
Medņeva Parish
Rugāji Parish
Susāji Parish
Šķilbēni Parish
Tilža Parish
Vectilža Parish
Vecumi Parish
Viļaka town
Vīksna Parish
Žīguri Parish
13 Bauska 41,755 Bauska town
Bārbele Parish
Brunava Parish
Ceraukste Parish
Code Parish
Dāviņi Parish
Gailīši Parish
Iecava Parish
Iecava town
Īslīce Parish
Kurmene Parish
Mežotne Parish
Rundāle Parish
Skaistkalne Parish
Stelpe Parish
Svitene Parish
Valle Parish
Vecsaule Parish
Vecumnieki Parish
Viesturi Parish
14 Cēsis 41,161 Amata Parish
Cēsis town
Drabeši Parish
Dzērbene Parish
Ineši Parish
Jaunpiebalga Parish
Kaive Parish
Liepa Parish
Līgatne Parish
Līgatne town
Mārsnēni Parish
Nītaure Parish
Priekuļi Parish
Raiskums Parish
Skujene Parish
Stalbe Parish
Straupe Parish
Taurene Parish
Vaive Parish
Vecpiebalga Parish
Veselava Parish
Zaube Parish
Zosēni Parish
16 Dobele 28,517 Annenieki Parish
Auce town
Augstkalne Parish
Auri Parish
Bēne Parish
Bērze Parish
Biksti Parish
Bukaiši Parish
Dobele Parish
Dobele town
Īle Parish
Jaunbērze Parish
Krimūna Parish
Lielauce Parish
Naudīte Parish
Penkule Parish
Tērvete Parish
Ukri Parish
Vecauce Parish
Vītiņi Parish
Zebrene Parish
17 Gulbene 19,619 Beļava Parish
Dauksti Parish
Druviena Parish
Galgauska Parish
Gulbene town
Jaungulbene Parish
Lejasciems Parish
Litene Parish
Lizums Parish
Līgo Parish
Ranka Parish
Stāmeriena Parish
Stradi Parish
Tirza Parish
18 Jelgava 31,969 Cena Parish
Eleja Parish
Glūda Parish
Jaunsvirlauka Parish
Kalnciems Parish
Lielplatone Parish
Līvbērze Parish
Ozolnieki Parish
Platone Parish
Salgale Parish
Sesava Parish
Svēte Parish
Valgunde Parish
Vilce Parish
Vircava Parish
Zaļenieki Parish
19 Jēkabpils 40,576 Aknīste Parish
Aknīste town
Asare Parish
Atašiene Parish
Ābeļi Parish
Dignāja Parish
Dunava Parish
Elkšņi Parish
Gārsene Parish
Jēkabpils city
Kalna Parish
Krustpils Parish
Kūkas Parish
Leimaņi Parish
Mežāre Parish
Rite Parish
Rubene Parish
Sala Parish
Sauka Parish
Sēlpils Parish
Varieši Parish
Viesīte Parish
Viesīte town
Vīpe Parish
Zasa Parish
22 Ķekava 30,077 Baldone Parish
Baldone town
Baloži town
Daugmale Parish
Ķekava Parish
20 Krāslava 21,459 Andrupene Parish
Andzeļi Parish
Asūne Parish
Auleja Parish
Bērziņi Parish
Dagda Parish
Dagda town
Ezernieki Parish
Grāveri Parish
Indra Parish
Izvalta Parish
Kalnieši Parish
Kaplava Parish
Kastuļina Parish
Kombuļi Parish
Konstantinova Parish
Krāslava Parish
Krāslava town
Ķepova Parish
Piedruja Parish
Robežnieki Parish
Skaista Parish
Svariņi Parish
Šķaune Parish
Šķeltova Parish
Ūdrīši Parish
21 Kuldīga 27,736 Alsunga Parish
Ēdole Parish
Gudenieki Parish
Īvande Parish
Kabile Parish
Kuldīga town
Kurmāle Parish
Laidi Parish
Nīkrāce Parish
Padure Parish
Pelči Parish
Raņķi Parish
Renda Parish
Rudbārži Parish
Rumba Parish
Skrunda Parish
Skrunda town
Snēpele Parish
Turlava Parish
Vārme Parish
23 Limbaži 28,546 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
Viļķene Parish
24 Līvāni 10,636 Jersika Parish
Līvāni town
Rožupe Parish
Rudzāti Parish
Sutri Parish
Turki Parish
25 Ludza 21,777 Blonti Parish
Briģi Parish
Cibla Parish
Cirma Parish
Goliševa Parish
Isnauda Parish
Istra Parish
Kārsava town
Lauderi Parish
Līdumnieki Parish
Ludza town
Malnava Parish
Mežvidi Parish
Mērdzene Parish
Nirza Parish
Ņukši Parish
Pasiene Parish
Pilda Parish
Pureņi Parish
Pušmucova Parish
Rundēni Parish
Salnava Parish
Zaļesje Parish
Zilupe town
Zvirgzdene Parish
26 Madona 28,692 Arona Parish
Barkava Parish
Bērzaune Parish
Cesvaine Parish
Cesvaine town
Dzelzava Parish
Ērgļi Parish
Indrāni Parish
Jumurda Parish
Kalsnava Parish
Lazdona Parish
Liezēre Parish
Lubāna town
Ļaudona Parish
Madona town
Mārciena Parish
Mētriena Parish
Ošupe Parish
Prauliena Parish
Sarkaņi Parish
Sausnēja Parish
Vestiena Parish
27 Mārupe 32,824 Babīte Parish
Mārupe Parish
Sala Parish
28 Ogre 57,617 Birzgale Parish
Ikšķile town
Jumprava Parish
Krape Parish
Ķegums town
Ķeipene Parish
Laubere Parish
Lēdmane Parish
Lielvārde Parish
Lielvārde town
Madliena Parish
Mazozoli Parish
Meņģele Parish
Ogre city
Ogresgals Parish
Rembates Parish
Suntaži Parish
Taurupe Parish
Tīnūži Parish
Tome Parish
29 Olaine 19,705 Olaine Parish
Olaine town
30 Preiļi 16,759 Aglona Parish
Aizkalne Parish
Galēni Parish
Pelēči Parish
Preiļi Parish
Preiļi town
Riebiņi Parish
Rožkalni Parish
Rušona Parish
Sauna Parish
Silajāņi Parish
Sīļukalns Parish
Stabulnieki Parish
Upmala Parish
Vārkava Parish
31 Rēzekne 29,643 Audriņi Parish
Bērzgale Parish
Čornaja Parish
Dricāni Parish
Feimaņi Parish
Gaigalava Parish
Griškāni Parish
Ilzeskalns Parish
Kantinieki Parish
Kaunata Parish
Lendži Parish
Lūznava Parish
Mākoņkalns Parish
Malta Parish
Nagļi Parish
Nautrēni Parish
Ozolaine Parish
Ozolmuiža Parish
Puša Parish
Rikava Parish
Sakstagals Parish
Silmala Parish
Stoļerova Parish
Strūžāni Parish
Vērēmi Parish
Dekšāres Parish
Sokolki Parish
Viļāni Parish
Viļāni town
32 Ropaži 31,697 Garkalne Parish
Ropaži Parish
Stopiņi Parish
Vangaži town
33 Salaspils 22,868 Salaspils Parish
Salaspils town
34 Saldus 27,110 Blīdene Parish
Brocēni town
Ciecere Parish
Ezere Parish
Gaiķi Parish
Jaunauce Parish
Jaunlutriņi Parish
Kursīši Parish
Lutriņi Parish
Nīgrande Parish
Novadnieki Parish
Pampāļi Parish
Remte Parish
Ruba Parish
Saldus Parish
Saldus town
Šķēde Parish
Vadakste Parish
Zaņa Parish
Zirņi Parish
Zvārde Parish
35 Saulkrasti 9,230 Saulkrasti Parish
Saulkrasti town
Sēja Parish
36 Sigulda 30,625 Allaži Parish
Inčukalns Parish
Krimulda Parish
Lēdurga Parish
Mālpils Parish
More Parish
Sigulda Parish
Sigulda town
37 Smiltene 18,155 Ape Parish
Ape town
Bilska Parish
Blome Parish
Branti Parish
Drusti Parish
Gaujiena Parish
Grundzāle Parish
Launkalne Parish
Palsmane Parish
Rauna Parish
Smiltene Parish
Smiltene town
Trapene Parish
Variņi Parish
Vireši Parish
15 South Kurzeme 33,364 Aizpute Parish
Aizpute town
Bārta Parish
Bunka Parish
Cīrava Parish
Dunalka Parish
Dunika Parish
Durbe Parish
Durbe town
Embūte Parish
Gavieze Parish
Gramzda Parish
Grobiņa Parish
Grobiņa town
Kalēti Parish
Kalvene Parish
Kazdanga Parish
Laža Parish
Medze Parish
Nīca Parish
Otaņķi Parish
Pāvilosta town
Priekule Parish
Priekule town
Rucava Parish
Saka Parish
Tadaiķi Parish
Vaiņode Parish
Vecpils Parish
Vērgale Parish
Virga Parish
38 Talsi 35,699 Abava Parish
Ārlava Parish
Balgale Parish
Dundaga Parish
Ģibuļi Parish
Īve Parish
Kolka Parish
Ķūļciems Parish
Laidze Parish
Lauciene Parish
Lībagi Parish
Lube Parish
Mērsrags Parish
Roja Parish
Sabile town
Stende town
Strazde Parish
Talsi town
Valdemārpils town
Valdgale Parish
Vandzene Parish
Virbi Parish
39 Tukums 44,411 Cēres Parish
Degole Parish
Džūkste Parish
Engure Parish
Irlava Parish
Jaunpils Parish
Jaunsāti Parish
Kandava Parish
Kandava town
Lapmežciems Parish
Lestene Parish
Matkule Parish
Pūre Parish
Sēme Parish
Slampe Parish
Smārde Parish
Tukums town
Tume Parish
Vāne Parish
Viesati Parish
Zante Parish
Zemīte Parish
Zentene Parish
40 Valka 7,596 Ērģeme Parish
Kārķi Parish
Valka Parish
Valka town
Vijciems Parish
Zvārtava Parish
41 Valmiera 51,370 Bērzaine Parish
Brenguļi Parish
Burtnieki Parish
Dikļi Parish
Ēvele Parish
Ipiķi Parish
Jeri Parish
Jērcēni Parish
Kauguri Parish
Kocēni Parish
Ķoņi Parish
Lode Parish
Matīši Parish
Mazsalaca Parish
Mazsalaca town
Naukšēni Parish
Plāņi Parish
Ramata Parish
Rencēni Parish
Rūjiena town
Seda town
Sēļi Parish
Skaņkalne Parish
Strenči town
Trikāta Parish
Vaidava Parish
Valmiera Parish
Valmiera city
Vecate Parish
Vilpulka Parish
Zilākalns Parish
43 Varakļāni 2,945 Murmastiene Parish
Varakļāni Parish
Varakļāni town
42 Ventspils 10,777 Ance Parish
Jūrkalne Parish
Piltene Parish
Piltene town
Pope Parish
Puze Parish
Tārgale Parish
Ugāle Parish
Usma Parish
Užava Parish
Vārve Parish
Ziras Parish
Zlēkas Parish

See alsoEdit


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  2. ^ a b c "Law on Administrative Territories and Populated Areas". Likumi. Latvijas Vēstnesis. 22 June 2020. Retrieved 7 June 2021.
  3. ^ a b Upleja, Sanita (1 June 2021). "Varakļāni paliek kā atsevišķs novads; Rēzeknes un Varakļānu novadā vēlēšanas pārceltas (plkst. 16.15)". Delfi (in Latvian). Retrieved 7 June 2021.
  4. ^ a b "Population by sex and age group in regions, cities, municipalities, towns, rural territories, neighbourhoods and densely populated areas at the beginning of the year by Sex, Age group, Territorial unit and Time period". Official Statistics Portal.
  5. ^ a b "Meklēt | Oficiālās statistikas portāls".
  6. ^ a b "Grozījumi Administratīvo teritoriju un apdzīvoto vietu likumā". Likumi (in Latvian). Latvijas Vēstnesis. 2 June 2021. Retrieved 7 June 2021.