Rūjiena (About this soundpronunciation ; German: Rujen; Estonian: Ruhja) is a town in Latvia, seat of the homonym municipality, in the northern Vidzeme. As of 2017 its population was 3,007.[1]

Rūjiena
Town
Rūjiena town hall
Rūjiena town hall
Flag of Rūjiena
Flag
Coat of arms of Rūjiena
Coat of arms
Rūjiena is located in Latvia
Rūjiena
Rūjiena
Location in Latvia
Coordinates: 57°53′49.85″N 25°19′33.24″E / 57.8971806°N 25.3259000°E / 57.8971806; 25.3259000Coordinates: 57°53′49.85″N 25°19′33.24″E / 57.8971806°N 25.3259000°E / 57.8971806; 25.3259000
Country Latvia
District (defunct)Valmiera
MunicipalityRūjiena
Town rights1920
Government
 • MayorGuntis Gladkins
Area
 • Total18 km2 (7 sq mi)
Population
 • Total3,007
 • Density167/km2 (430/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
LV-4240
Calling code+371 642
Number of city council members9

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The town is located in northern Latvia, near the border with Estonia, in the historical region of Vidzeme (anciently part of Livonia). It is 50 km from Valmiera, 91 from Pärnu and 152 from Riga.

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