Staicele

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Staicele
Town
Street in the Staicele
Street in the Staicele
Flag of Staicele
Flag
Coat of arms of Staicele
Coat of arms
Staicele is located in Latvia
Staicele
Staicele
Location in Latvia
Coordinates: 57°50′N 24°44′E / 57.833°N 24.733°E / 57.833; 24.733Coordinates: 57°50′N 24°44′E / 57.833°N 24.733°E / 57.833; 24.733
Country Latvia
DistrictAloja Municipality
Town rights1992
Area
 • Total258.23 km2 (99.70 sq mi)
Population
 • Total1,192
 • Density9/km2 (20/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal codeLV-4043
Calling code+371 640

Staicele (About this soundpronunciation ; German: Staizel; Livonian: Staitsõl) is a town in Latvia.

The area of Staicele has been inhabited only since the 19th century when a tavern and ferryman's house on the banks of Salaca river are mentioned. In 1887 the owners of Rozēni and Ungura manors built a bridge over Salaca in that place. In 1897 a paper mill was built and a larger settlament started to grow around it. In 1913 a narrow gauge railway line was built to the factory.

After the First World War Staicele became the centre of the Rozēni parish. It received village status in 1925.

In Latvian SSR Staicele became an Urban-type settlement in 1950. It received town rights in 1992 and since 2009 Staicele town is part of the Aloja Municipality.

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