Strenči

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Strenči
Town
Skyline of Strenči
Coat of arms of Strenči
Coat of arms
Strenči is located in Latvia
Strenči
Strenči
Location in Latvia
Coordinates: 57°37′N 25°41′E / 57.617°N 25.683°E / 57.617; 25.683Coordinates: 57°37′N 25°41′E / 57.617°N 25.683°E / 57.617; 25.683
Country Latvia
MunicipalityStrenči Municipality
Town rights1928
Government
 • MayorVelga Graumane
Area
 • Total5.7 km2 (2.2 sq mi)
Elevation
45 m (148 ft)
Population
 • Total1,614
 • Density283/km2 (730/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
LV-4730
Calling code+371 647

Strenči (pronounced [ˈstrentʃi] (About this soundlisten); German: Stackeln) is a town in Latvia. The capital of Strenči Municipality, it is about 130 km (80 mi) northeast of Riga, about 20 km (12 mi) northeast of Valmiera and about 30 km (18 mi) southwest of Valka.

Strenči is known as the raftsmen capital of Latvia, due to the town's location on the Gauja river and historical role in timber rafting.

Strenči is bordered by North Vidzeme Biosphere Reserve.

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