Tērvete Municipality

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Tērvete Municipality
Tērvetes novads
Coat of arms of Tērvete Municipality
Coat of arms
Tērvetes novada karte.png
Country  Latvia
Formed 2002
Centre Zelmeņi
 • Mayor Dace Reinika
 • Total 223.9 km2 (86.4 sq mi)
Population (2009)[2]
 • Total 4,173
 • Density 19/km2 (48/sq mi)
Website www.tervetesnov.lv

Tērvete Municipality (Latvian: Tērvetes novads) is a municipality in Zemgale, Latvia. The municipality was formed in 2002 by merging Augstkalne parish, Bukaiši parish and Tērvete parish, the administrative centre being Zelmeņi.


The largest rivers are Auce, Ālave, Govaine, Krievaine, Reņģe, Skujaine, Svēpaine, Svētaine, Svete, Tērvete.


The county of Tērvete is located in the territory of the ancient Zemgalian Territory, which was first mentioned in the Livonian Chronicle of Henry in the XXIII, section 4, in the context of the events of 1219, as the "province called Tervete" (Latin: provincia, que Thervetene vocatur ).

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Coordinates: 56°28′46″N 23°23′23″E / 56.47944°N 23.38972°E / 56.47944; 23.38972