Valmiera

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Valmiera
City
Ice fishing on the Gauja River in Valmiera
Ice fishing on the Gauja River in Valmiera
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Country23x15px Latvia
DistrictValmiera District
Town rights1323
Government
 • MayorInesis Boķis
Area
 • TotalTemplate:Infobox settlement/metric
Population
 • Total27,569
 • DensityTemplate:Infobox settlement/metric
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
LV-4201 LV-4202 LV-4204
Calling code+371 642
Number of city council members13

Valmiera (Audio file "Lv-Valmiera.ogg" not found; Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Language/data/iana scripts' not found.) is a town in Latvia with town rights since 1323, it is the largest city of the historical Vidzeme region, Latvia, with a total area of 18.1 km2 (7.0 sq mi). It is the center of the Valmiera District. As of 2002, Valmiera had a population of 27,323, and in 2008 – 27,569.

It lies at the crossroads of several important roads, 100 km (62 mi) to the north-east from Riga, the capital of Latvia, and 50 km (31 mi) south of the border with Estonia. Valmiera lies on both banks of the Gauja River.

International relations

Twin towns — sister cities

Valmiera is twinned with: