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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
Coat of arms
Country  Latvia
District Valmiera District
Town rights 1323
 • Mayor Inesis Boķis
 • Total 18.18 km2 (7.02 sq mi)
 • 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 (About this sound pronunciation ; 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: