There are 9 cities (Latvian: Republikas pilsētas, "republican cities") and 67 towns (Latvian: Novada pilsētas, "municipality towns") in Latvia. By Latvian law, towns are settlements that are centers of culture and commerce with a well-developed architectural-infrastructure and street grid, and have at least 2,000 residents; however, a settlement can be designated a town if it has fewer residents, but fulfills all other requirements. To become a city, a town must have at least 25,000 residents. Additionally, cities should have a well-developed commercial district, transport, public utilities, social infrastructure, and be a significant center of culture. However, these requirements may be disregarded if there is sufficient population.
|City||Population (2013)||Population (2019)|
|Daugavpils pronunciation (help·info)||93,312||82,604|
|Jēkabpils pronunciation (help·info)||24,635||22,076|
|Jelgava pronunciation (help·info)||59,511||55,972|
|Jūrmala pronunciation (help·info)||50,840||49,325|
|Liepāja pronunciation (help·info)||76,731||68,945|
|Rēzekne pronunciation (help·info)||32,328||27,820|
|Rīga pronunciation (help·info)||658,640||632,614|
|Valmiera pronunciation (help·info)||25,130||23,125|
|Ventspils pronunciation (help·info)||38,750||34,377|
- Administrative divisions of Latvia
- Districts of Latvia
- Cultural regions of Latvia
- List of former cities of Latvia
- List of the most populated municipalities in the Nordic countries
- Law On Administrative Territories and Populated Areas[permanent dead link]
- "Latvijas iedzīvotāju skaits pašvaldībās" (PDF). Centrālās statistikas pārvaldes datubāzes (in Latvian). Retrieved 2019-10-25.
- "Iedzīvotāju skaits un tā izmaiņas statistiskajos reģionos, republikas pilsētās, novadu pilsētās un novados". Centrālās statistikas pārvaldes datubāzes (in Latvian). Retrieved 2019-06-16.
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