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Roja municipality (region) mapThe rural municipality of Mērsrags is located on the west coast of the Gulf of Riga, beside Lake Engure and surrounded by extensive woodlands. It’s situated in northwest Latvia in wooded lowland close the sea. The rural municipality of Mersrags is the part of  Roja municipality (region) (after the merging Roja rural municipality and Mersrags rural municipality in 2008.07).

The total area of the rural municipality Mersrags is 109 km2 (10896,2 ha). 63.7% of this area is woodland and Lake Engure covers 20.4%. The coastline is about 12 km. long. Talsi, the main city of the area is 42km. from the town centre, and there are 95km. to the capital, Riga.

There are two major highways; one runs from Tukums via Mērsrags to Kolka and the other one from Mērsrags via Lauciene to Stende.

Population: 1790 inhabitants (2010.07.) in rural municipality Mersrags,

6400 inhabitants in Roja municipality (region).

Population density: 18.6 inhabitants/km2.

Principle nationality: Lettish.

In the rural municipality of Mersrags there are two villages: Mersrags and Upesgriva.


Ship comes to the Mersrags portThe port of Mērsrags is located on one of the Gulf of Riga’s most picturesque stretches of coast. It is the next biggest of Latvia’s small ports. Most of Mersags industry is concentrated near the port. Mersrags traditional industries are fishery, fish canning, and forestry. New sectors are appearing that are related to commerce and service. The port is very important as an export terminal.

The rural municipality of Mersrags has a post office, an information centre, a kindergarten, a recreation centre, a public library, a museum, two doctors, a dentist, a pharmacy, a camping sites, guest houses, a barbers shop, a filling station, some cafes, several shops and other facilities.


Many types of landscape can be seen; seaside, lake reservation, everglades, lagoons, the bed of the dried-up Litorīnas lake, the sand dune forest, and rural and urban landscapes.









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