Krāslava Municipality

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Krāslava Municipality

Krāslavas novads
Flag of Krāslava Municipality
Flag
Coat of arms of Krāslava Municipality
Coat of arms
Krāslavas novada karte.png
Country Latvia
Formed2001
CentreKrāslava
Government
 • MayorGunārs Upenieks
Area
 • Total1,078.4 km2 (416.4 sq mi)
Population
 (2009)[2]
 • Total20,217
 • Density19/km2 (49/sq mi)
Websitewww.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 %

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Ministry of Regional Development and Local Government of the Republic of Latvia Archived February 7, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ The Central Election Commission of Latvia
  3. ^ "Iedzīvotāju skaits pašvaldībās pēc nacionālā sastāva 01.01.2010" (PDF). Pilsonības un migrācijas lietu pārvalde. 2010-01-23. Retrieved 2010-06-27.
  4. ^ http://www.baltic-course.com/eng/analytics/?doc=59827

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