Facts and figures
Area: city – 19,35 km2
Population – 24 846 (as of 1 July 2016, data of the Office of Citizenship and Migration)
- Rīga International Airport – 140 km
- Rīga – 115 km
- Rīga harbour – 130 km
- Ventspils harbour – 300 km
- Liepāja harbour – 320 km
- Lithuanian border – 200 km
- Estonian border – 50 km
- Russian border – 150 km
Main traffic junctions:
Rīga–Valmiera–Valka–Tartu (Estonia) (A3)
Valmiera is the 8th biggest city in Latvia and the administrative, educational, cultural and sports centre of the Vidzeme region. As it is a city with a true entrepreneurial spirit, Valmiera is also the centre for economic development of the Vidzeme region. It is a city of rich cultural heritage and active social life.
The year when the construction of the St. Simon’s Church was begun – 1283 – is considered to be the date, when the city was established.
Nowadays Valmiera is a city, where one can find true historical pearls along with vast territories of unspoiled natural beauty, which, combined with industrial urban environment, creates a picturesque landscape and has all favourable preconditions for enjoyable living in the city.