Riga Planning Region

Riga Planning regions of Latvia Latvian language
Riga Region
Location of Riga Region
 • Total10,132 km2 (3,912 sq mi)
HDI (2017)0.878[1]
very high · 1st

Riga Region (Latvian: Rīgas reģions), officially Riga Planning Region (Latvian: Rīgas plānošanas reģions) is one of five planning regions of Latvia, situated in the central part of Latvia, in and around the metropolis of Riga and along the shores of the Gulf of Riga. The state institution was founded on 12 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".[2]


According to the "Law on Regional Development Riga Planning Region", Riga Region is supervised by the Ministry of Regional Development and Local Government, the decision-making authority is Riga Planning Region Development Council (RPRDC), which consists of 18 deputies appointed by the heads of the local municipalities comprising the region.[3]


The Riga Region was created in 2006, covering the territory and using the administrative boundaries of the now defunct districts of Latvia: Limbaži, Ogre, Riga and Tukums as well as the cities of Riga and Jūrmala.[4] As of 6 June 2009 the region consists of 28 municipalities and 2 republican cities with an area of 10,132 km².[5][6]


A little under half of the Latvian population lives in Riga Region, which makes it the largest region in the Baltic states with 1,098,523 inhabitants in 2009[7] and a population density of 303 per km².[5]

See also


  1. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  2. ^ "ABOUT THE TERRITORY OF RIGA PLANNING REGION". Riga Planning Region. Retrieved 2010-01-03.
  3. ^ "WELCOME TO RIGA PLANNING REGION!". Riga Planning Region. Retrieved 2010-01-03.
  4. ^ "RIGA REGION". Riga Region Development Agency. Archived from the original on 2010-08-31. Retrieved 2010-01-03.
  5. ^ a b "ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION AND POPULATION DENSITY BY REGION, CITY AND DISTRICT". Centrālās statistikas pārvaldes datu bāzes (Central Statistics Authority database). Retrieved 2010-01-03.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Reģiona pašvaldības" (in Latvian). Riga Planning Region. Retrieved 2010-01-03.
  7. ^ "RESIDENT POPULATION BY REGION, CITY AND DISTRICT AT THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR". Centrālās statistikas pārvaldes datu bāzes (Central Statistics Authority database). Retrieved 2010-01-03. Adding the numbers of "Riga" and "Pieriga"[permanent dead link]