Strenči (pronounced [ˈstrentʃi] (audio speaker iconlisten); German: Stackeln) is a town in Valmiera Municipality in the Vidzeme region of Latvia. It is located about 130 km (80 mi) northeast of Riga, about 20 km (12 mi) northeast of Valmiera and about 30 km (18 mi) southwest of Valka.

Strenči
Town
Strenči mental hospital.jpg
Coat of arms of Strenči
Strenči is located in Latvia
Strenči
Strenči
Location in Latvia
Coordinates: 57°37′N 25°41′E / 57.617°N 25.683°E / 57.617; 25.683Coordinates: 57°37′N 25°41′E / 57.617°N 25.683°E / 57.617; 25.683
Country Latvia
MunicipalityValmiera Municipality
Town rights1928
Government
 • MayorVelga Graumane
Area
 • Total5.72 km2 (2.21 sq mi)
 • Land5.43 km2 (2.10 sq mi)
 • Water0.29 km2 (0.11 sq mi)
Elevation
45 m (148 ft)
Population
 (2021)[2]
 • Total988
 • Density170/km2 (450/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
LV-4730
Calling code+371 647
Websitehttp://www.strenci.lv/

Strenči is known as the raftsmen capital of Latvia, due to the town's location on the Gauja river and historical role in timber rafting.

Strenči is bordered by North Vidzeme Biosphere Reserve.

Twin towns — sister citiesEdit

Strenči is twinned with:[3]

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. ^ "Sadraudzības pilsētas". strencunovads.lv (in Latvian). Strenči. Retrieved 2019-08-31.