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Talsu county, Latvia, Latvia

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Talsi District is located in the northern part of the Kurzeme Peninsula. It borders on Venspils, Kuldiga, and Tukums Districts. It is surrounded by the 96 km long shoreline of Gulf of Riga and Irbe Strait.

The district measures 2,751 square km, or 4,1% of the whole territory of Latvia. Woodland covers 55% of Talsi District territory, 29% is agricultural land, 3.5% is water, and 3.4% (9,400 h) is swamps, of which peat production covers 1,700 h.

Talsi County is one of 26 rural districts of the Republic of Latvia and it consists of 20 local communities. These include three towns - Talsi (12,391 inhabitants) - the center of the district, Valdemarpils Town with its rural territory, and Stende Town; one region - Sabile Region, including Sabile Town; and 16 pagasts - Balgale, Dundaga, Gibuli, Ive, Kulciems, Laidze, Lauciene, Libagi, Lube, Mersrags, Roja, Strazde, Valdgale, Vandzene and Virbi Communities.

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