Burtnieki Municipality

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Burtnieki Municipality
Burtnieku novads
Municipality
Coat of arms of Burtnieki Municipality
Coat of arms
Burtnieku novads karte.png
Country  Latvia
Formed 2006
Centre Matīši
Government
 • Mayor Jānis Leitis
Area[1]
 • Total 710.1 km2 (274.2 sq mi)
Population (2009)[2]
 • Total 8,657
 • Density 12/km2 (32/sq mi)
Website www.burtniekunovads.lv

Burtnieki Municipality (Latvian: Burtnieku novads) is a municipality in Vidzeme, Latvia. The municipality was formed in 2006 by merging Vecate parish and Matīši parish. In 2009 it absorbed Trikāta parish, Burtnieki parish, Ēvele parish, Rencēni parish and Valmiera parish the administrative centre being Matīši.

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Coordinates: 56°47′N 23°04′E / 56.783°N 23.067°E / 56.783; 23.067