Valka Municipality

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Valka Municipality
Valkas novads
Municipality
Flag of Valka Municipality
Flag
Coat of arms of Valka Municipality
Coat of arms
Valkas novada karte.png
Country  Latvia
Formed 2009
Centre Valka
Government
 • Mayor Vents Armands Krauklis
Area[1]
 • Total 910.3 km2 (351.5 sq mi)
Population (2009)[2]
 • Total 10,678
 • Density 12/km2 (30/sq mi)
Website www.valka.lv

Valka Municipality (Latvian: Valkas novads) is a municipality in Vidzeme, Latvia. The municipality was formed in 2009 by merging Valka town, Ērģeme parish, Kārķi parish, Valka parish, Vijciems parish and Zvārtava parish; the administrative centre being Valka. In 2016 it was announced that due to better welfare and higher salaries in neighbouring Estonia, over 10% of municipality's inhabitants have registered themselves as inhabitants of Valga County.[3]

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