Valmiera

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Valmiera
City
Ice fishing on the Gauja River in Valmiera

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Valmiera is located in Latvia
Valmiera
Location in Latvia
Coordinates: 57°33′N 25°24′E / 57.55°N 25.4°E / 57.55; 25.4Coordinates: 57°33′N 25°24′E / 57.55°N 25.4°E / 57.55; 25.4
Country  Latvia
District Valmiera District
Town rights 1323
Government
 • Mayor Inesis Boķis
Area
 • Total 18.18 km2 (7.02 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 27,569
 • Density 1,516/km2 (3,930/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code LV-4201 LV-4202 LV-4204
Calling code +371 642
Number of city council members 13

Valmiera (Loudspeaker.png pronunciation (info • help); German: Wolmar) is a town in Latvia with town rights since 1323, it is the largest city of the historical Vidzeme region, Latvia, with a total area of 18.1 km2 (7.0 sq mi). It is the center of the Valmiera District. As of 2002, Valmiera had a population of 27,323, and in 2008 – 27,569.

It lies at the crossroads of several important roads, 100 km (62 mi) to the north-east from Riga, the capital of Latvia, and 50 km (31 mi) south of the border with Estonia. Valmiera lies on both banks of the Gauja River.

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Twin towns — sister cities[change | edit source]

Valmiera is twinned with: