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Kurzeme Region

Kurzeme Region
Planning Region
Country Latvia
Largest city Liepāja
Area
 • Total 13,596 km2 (5,249 sq mi)
Population 301,621
 • Density 22.2/km2 (57/sq mi)
Website kurzemesregions.lv/

Kurzeme Region (Latvian: Kurzemes reģions), officially Kurzeme Planning Region (Latvian: Kurzemes plānošanas reģions) is one of five planning regions of Latvia, situated in the western part of Latvia, at the shores of the Baltic Sea and Gulf of Riga. The state institution was founded on 2 October 2006, based on the creation of the region territory as prescribed by Regulations No. 133 of the Cabinet of Ministers as of 25 March 2003, the "Regulations on Territories of Planning Regions".

Organisation

According to the "Law on Regional Development Kurzeme Planning Region", Kurzeme Region is supervised by the Ministry of Regional Development and Local Government, the decision-making authority is Kurzeme Planning Region Development Council (KPRDC), which consists of 19 deputies appointed by the heads of the local municipalities comprising the region.[1]

Geography

The territory of the Kurzeme Region was created 2006 utilising the administrative boundaries of the now defunct districts of Latvia: Dobele, Liepāja, Talsi, Saldus and Ventspils as well as the cities of Liepāja and Ventspils. As of 1 July 2009 the region consist of 17 municipalities and 2 cities within an area of 13,596 km².[1][2]

Demography

Kurzeme Region had a population of 301,621 inhabitants in 2009[3] and a population density of 22.2 km².[2]

Tourism

The Pedvale Open Air Museum, near Sabile is a national sculpture park. It preserves the historic landscape, and is a showcase for comtemporary sculpture.

See also

References

External links

  • Kurzeme Region website

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