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Valka Municipality

Valka Municipality (Latvian: Valkas novads; Estonian: Valka piirkond) is a municipality in Vidzeme, Latvia. The municipality was formed in 2009 by merging Valka town, Ērģeme Parish, Kārķi Parish, Valka Parish, Vijciems Parish and Zvārtava Parish; the administrative centre being Valka. In 2016 it was announced that due to better welfare and higher salaries in neighbouring Estonia, over 10% of municipality's inhabitants have registered themselves as inhabitants of Valga County.[3]

Valka Municipality

Valkas novads
Flag of Valka Municipality
Flag
Coat of arms of Valka Municipality
Coat of arms
Valkas novada karte.png
Country Latvia
Formed2009
CentreValka
Government
 • MayorVents Armands Krauklis
Area
 • Total910.3 km2 (351.5 sq mi)
Population
 (2009)[2]
 • Total10,678
 • Density12/km2 (30/sq mi)
Websitewww.valka.lv

Twin towns — sister citiesEdit

Valka is twinned with:[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Ministry of Regional Development and Local Government of the Republic of Latvia
  2. ^ The Central Election Commission of Latvia
  3. ^ Desmitā daļa Valkas novada iedzīvotāju reģistrējušies Igaunijā, vēsta raidījums
  4. ^ "Intl. cooperation". valka.lv. Valka. Retrieved 2019-08-31.