Ludza Municipality

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Ludza Municipality
Ludzas novads
Flag of Ludza Municipality
Coat of arms of Ludza Municipality
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Ludzas novada karte.png
Country  Latvia
Formed 2009
Centre Ludza
 • Mayor Alīna Gendele (Latgale Party)
 • Total 964.8 km2 (372.5 sq mi)
Population (2009)[2]
 • Total 15,986
 • Density 17/km2 (43/sq mi)

Ludza Municipality (Latvian: Ludzas novads) is a municipality in Latgale, Latvia. The municipality was formed in 2009 by merging Briģi parish, Cirma parish, Isnauda parish, Istra parish, Nirza parish, Ņukši parish, Pilda parish, Pureņi parish, Rundēni parish and Ludza town the administrative centre being Ludza.

The municipality is located 267 km from the capital of Latvia - Riga, by the Latvian-Russian border, i.e. by the border of the European Union with the Russian Federation.

The territory of the municipality is crossed by the internationally important Riga-Moscow road and by the Riga-Moscow railway.

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Coordinates: 56°33′N 27°43′E / 56.550°N 27.717°E / 56.550; 27.717