Krāslava Municipality

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Krāslava Municipality
Krāslavas novads
Municipality
Coat of arms of Krāslava Municipality
Coat of arms
Krāslavas novada karte.png
Country  Latvia
Formed 2001
Centre Krāslava
Government
 • Mayor Gunārs Upenieks
Area[1]
 • Total 1,078.4 km2 (416.4 sq mi)
Population (2009)[2]
 • Total 20,217
 • Density 19/km2 (49/sq mi)
Website www.kraslava.lv

Krāslava Municipality (Latvian: Krāslavas novads, Latgalian: Kruoslovys nūvods) is a municipality in Latgale, Latvia. The municipality was formed in 2001 by merging Krāslava parish and Krāslava town. In 2009 it absorbed Auleja parish, Indra parish, Izvalta parish, Kalnieši parish, Kaplava parish, Kombuļi parish, Piedruja parish, Robežnieki parish, Skaista parish and Ūdrīši parish town the administrative centre being Krāslava.

Demographics[edit]

Ethnic composition[edit]

As of 1 January 2010 the ethnic composition of the municipality is as follows:[3]

Ethnic group Number %
Latvians, including Latgalians [4] 8878 44,43 %
Russians 4376 21,90 %
Belarusians 4215 21,09 %
Poles 1672 8,37 %
Ukrainians 271 1,36 %
Others 571 2,86 %

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Coordinates: 55°54′00″N 27°10′00″E / 55.9000°N 27.1667°E / 55.9000; 27.1667