Jelgava Municipality

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Jelgava Municipality
Jelgavas novads
Municipality
Flag of Jelgava Municipality
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Coat of arms of Jelgava Municipality
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Country  Latvia
Formed 2009
Centre Jelgava (extraterritorially)
Government
 • Mayor Ziedonis Caune
Area[1]
 • Total 1,319 km2 (509 sq mi)
Population (2009)[2]
 • Total 27,276
 • Density 21/km2 (54/sq mi)
Website www.jrp.lv

Jelgava Municipality (Latvian: Jelgavas novads) is a municipality in Zemgale, Latvia. The municipality was formed in 2009 by merging Eleja parish, Glūda parish, Jaunsvirlauka parish, Lielplatone parish, Līvbērze parish, Platone parish, Sesava parish, Svēte parish, Valgunde parish, Vilce parish, Vircava parish, Zaļenieki parish and Kalnciems town with its countryside territory the administrative centre located in Jelgava city, which is not included in the territory of municipality.

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Coordinates: 56°39′09″N 23°43′22″E / 56.65250°N 23.72278°E / 56.65250; 23.72278