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Zilupe Municipality

Zilupe Municipality
Zilupes novads
Coat of arms of Zilupe Municipality
Coat of arms
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 .lv.zilupewww

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. Amongst towns and villages are: Zilupe, Lauderi, Zaļesje and Pasiene.


Ethnic composition

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 %

See also


  1. ^ The Ministry of Regional Development and Local Government of the Republic of Latvia
  2. ^ The Central Election Commission of Latvia
  3. ^ "Iedzīvotāju skaits pašvaldībās pēc nacionālā sastāva 01.01.2010". Pilsonības un migrācijas lietu pārvalde. 2010-01-23. Retrieved 2010-06-26. 

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