Burtnieki Municipality

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Burtnieki Municipality

Burtnieku novads
Coat of arms of Burtnieki Municipality
Coat of arms
Burtnieku novads karte.png
Country Latvia
Formed2006
CentreMatīši
Government
 • MayorJānis Leitis
Area
 • Total710.1 km2 (274.2 sq mi)
Population
 (2009)[2]
 • Total8,657
 • Density12/km2 (32/sq mi)
Websitewww.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