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Facts About Valmiera
The name was derived from the Old German given name Waldemar or the Slavic name Vladimir.
Valmiera was first mentioned as a town in a chronicle dating back to 1323.
Version 2.2 of the open-source mapping application QGIS was named in honour of Valmiera.
Valmiera lies on both banks of the Gauja River.
Valmiera is the largest city of the historical Vidzeme region, Latvia.
The Population of Valmiera is 27,323, as of 2020.
Valmiera is twinned with: Solna, Sweden; Viljandi, Estonia; Kreis Gütersloh, Germany; Høje-Taastrup, Denmark; Zduńska Wola, Poland; Pskov, Russia; Borisov, Belarus; Halle, Germany; Siyezen, Azerbaijan & Vallefoglia, Italy.
The biggest sports events to be held in Valmiera are 2018 IFF World Championship Men’s Floorball Qualification Tournament; BMX European Championships 2019 & 2014 Davis Cup Group Ties in Tennis.
In Year 2016 Valmiera was included in UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities.
The total area of Valmiera is 19.35 square kilometres.