Ventspils Municipality

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Ventspils Municipality

Ventspils novads
Baltic Sea coast near Miķeļtornis
Baltic Sea coast near Miķeļtornis
Flag of Ventspils Municipality
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Coat of arms of Ventspils Municipality
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Ventspils novada karte.png
Country Latvia
Formed2009
CentreVentspils (extraterritorially)
Government
 • MayorAivars Mucenieks
Area
 • Total2,462.3 km2 (950.7 sq mi)
Population
 (2009)[2]
 • Total13,786
 • Density5.6/km2 (15/sq mi)
Websitewww.ventspilsnovads.lv

Ventspils Municipality (Latvian: Ventspils novads) is a municipality in Courland, Latvia. The municipality was formed in 2009 by merging Piltene town, Ance Parish, Jūrkalne Parish, Piltene rural community (from 2010 Piltene Parish), Pope Parish, Puze Parish, Tārgale Parish, Ugāle Parish, Usma Parish, Užava Parish, Vārve Parish, Ziras Parish and Zlēkas Parish. It is administered from Ventspils city, which is not included within its limits.

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Coordinates: 57°23′N 21°33′E / 57.383°N 21.550°E / 57.383; 21.550