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Ice fishing on the Gauja River in Valmiera
Ice fishing on the Gauja River in Valmiera
Flag of Valmiera
Coat of arms of Valmiera
Country Latvia
DistrictValmiera District
Town rights1323
 • MayorInesis Boķis
 • Total18.18 km2 (7.02 sq mi)
 • Total27,569
 • Density1,516/km2 (3,930/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
LV-4201 LV-4202 LV-4204
Calling code+371 642
Number of city council members13

Valmiera (About this soundpronunciation ; 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.

International relations[change | change source]

Twin towns — sister cities[change | change source]

Valmiera is twinned with: