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Street in Mazsalaca
Street in Mazsalaca
Coat of arms of Mazsalaca
Coat of arms
Mazsalaca is located in Latvia
Location in Latvia
Coordinates: 57°52′N 25°03′E / 57.867°N 25.050°E / 57.867; 25.050Coordinates: 57°52′N 25°03′E / 57.867°N 25.050°E / 57.867; 25.050
Country Latvia
DistrictMazsalaca municipality
Town rights1928
 • Total1,269
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
Calling code+371 642
Number of city council members9

Mazsalaca (pronounced [ˈmɑsːɑlɑtsɑ] (About this soundlisten); Livonian: Piški Salats, Estonian: Väike-Salatsi, German: Salisburg) is a town in Mazsalaca municipality, Vidzeme, Latvia with 1269 inhabitants.


The area includes the largest known Stone Age burial site in Northern Europe and was first settled ca. 5000 BC. The present town began to develop in 1864, when a bridge over the Salaca river was constructed.

In October 2009 a meteorite crater was found near the town,[1] which later turned out to be hoax as part of marketing campaign of telecommunication company Tele2.[2]


People who were born, lived in Mazsalaca:

  • Gustavs Ērenpreiss (1891 - 1956) - bicycle master
  • Augusts Kirhenšteins (1876 - 1963) - microbiologist and educator
  • Valters Hirte (1913 - 1983) - craftsman
  • Ansis Epners (1937 - 2003) - film director
  • Oskars Perro (1918 - 2003) - soldier and writer

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Europe | Doubts over Latvia 'meteor crash'". BBC News. 2009-10-26. Retrieved 2012-03-15.
  2. ^ Nina Kolyako, BC, Riga, 26.10.2009.Print version (2009-10-26). ""Mazsalaca meteorite" in Latvia – marketing hoax by Tele2 :: The Baltic Course | Baltic States news & analytics". The Baltic Course. Retrieved 2012-03-15.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)

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