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Ice fishing on the Gauja River in Valmiera


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Valmiera is located in Latvia
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
 • 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 (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.

International relations

Twin towns — sister cities

Valmiera is twinned with: