Riga Planning Region

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Riga Region
Planning Region
Location of Riga Region
Country Latvia
Population 1,098,523
Website rpr.gov.lv/

Riga Region (Latvian: Rīgas reģions), officially Riga Planning Region (Latvian: Rīgas plānošanas reģions) is one of five planning regions of Latvia, situated in the central part of Latvia, in and around the metropolis of Riga and along the shores of the Gulf of Riga. The state institution was founded on 12 October 2006, based on the creation of the region territory as prescribed by Regulations No. 133 of the Cabinet of Ministers as of 25 March 2003, the "Regulations on Territories of Planning Regions".[1]


According to the "Law on Regional Development Riga Planning Region", Riga Region is supervised by the Ministry of Regional Development and Local Government, the decision-making authority is Riga Planning Region Development Council (RPRDC), which consists of 18 deputies appointed by the heads of the local municipalities comprising the region.[2]


The Riga Region was created in 2006, covering the territory and using the administrative boundaries of the now defunct districts of Latvia: Limbaži, Ogre, Riga and Tukums as well as the cities of Riga and Jūrmala.[3] As of 6 June 2009 the region consist of 28 municipalities and 2 cities with an area of 10,132 km².[4][5]


A little under half of the Latvian population lives in Riga Region, which makes it the largest region in the Baltic states with 1,098,523 inhabitants in 2009[6] and a population density of 303 per km².[4]


  1. ^ "ABOUT THE TERRITORY OF RIGA PLANNING REGION". Riga Planning Region. Retrieved 2010-01-03. 
  2. ^ "WELCOME TO RIGA PLANNING REGION!". Riga Planning Region. Retrieved 2010-01-03. 
  3. ^ "RIGA REGION". Riga Region Development Agency. Retrieved 2010-01-03. 
  4. ^ a b "ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION AND POPULATION DENSITY BY REGION, CITY AND DISTRICT". Centrālās statistikas pārvaldes datu bāzes (Central Statistics Authority database). Retrieved 2010-01-03. 
  5. ^ "Reģiona pašvaldības" (in Latvian). Riga Planning Region. Retrieved 2010-01-03. 
  6. ^ "RESIDENT POPULATION BY REGION, CITY AND DISTRICT AT THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR". Centrālās statistikas pārvaldes datu bāzes (Central Statistics Authority database). Retrieved 2010-01-03. Adding the numbers of "Riga" and "Pieriga" 

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