Street in Mazsalaca

Coat of arms

Location in Latvia

Coordinates: 57°52′N 25°03′E / 57.867°N 25.050°E / 57.867; 25.050Coordinates: 57°52′N 25°03′E / 57.867°N 25.050°E / 57.867; 25.050
Country  Latvia
District Mazsalaca municipality
Town rights 1928
  Total 2,412
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code LV-4215
Calling code +371 642
Number of city council members 9

Mazsalaca (pronounced [ˈmɑsːɑlɑtsɑ]; Livonian: Piški Salats, Estonian: Väike-Salatsi, German: Salisburg) is a town in Mazsalaca municipality, Vidzeme, Latvia with 2412 inhabitants.


The area includes the largest known Stone Age burial site in Northern Europe and was first settled ca. 5000 BC. The present town began to develop in 1864, when a bridge over the Salaca river was constructed.

In October 2009 a meteorite crater was found near the town,[1] which later turned out to be hoax as part of marketing campaign of telecommunication company Tele2.[2]


People who were born, lived in Mazsalaca:

See also


  1. "Europe | Doubts over Latvia 'meteor crash'". BBC News. 2009-10-26. Retrieved 2012-03-15.
  2. Nina Kolyako, BC, Riga, 26.10.2009.Print version (2009-10-26). ""Mazsalaca meteorite" in Latvia – marketing hoax by Tele2 :: The Baltic Course | Baltic States news & analytics". The Baltic Course. Retrieved 2012-03-15.

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