Zilupe Municipality

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Zilupe Municipality
Zilupes novads
Coat of arms of Zilupe Municipality
Coat of arms
Zilupes novada karte.png
Country  Latvia
Formed 2002
Centre Zilupe
 • Mayor Oļegs Agafonovs
 • Total 308.9 km2 (119.3 sq mi)
Population (2009)[2]
 • Total 3,799
 • Density 12/km2 (32/sq mi)
Website www.zilupe.lv

Zilupe Municipality (Latvian: Zilupes novads) is a municipality in the historical region of Latgale, and the Latgale Planning Region in Latvia. The municipality was formed in 2002 by merging Zaļesje Parish and Zilupe. In 2009 it absorbed Lauderi Parish and Pasiene Parish, the administrative centre being Zilupe. Zilupe, Lauderi, Zaļesje and Pasiene are among the towns and villages located in the municipality.


Ethnic composition[edit]

As of 1 January 2010 the ethnic composition of the municipality is as follows:[3]

Ethnic group Number %
Russians 2014 54,23 %
Latvians 879 23,67 %
Belarusians 605 16,23 %
Poles 88 2,37 %
Ukrainians 61 1,64 %
Others 68 1,83 %

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Coordinates: 56°23′14″N 28°07′16″E / 56.3873°N 28.1212°E / 56.3873; 28.1212