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Mērsrags

The rural municipality of Mērsrags (Markgrafen), in the district of Talsi, Latvia, is a small harbor town located on the west coast of the Gulf of Riga, beside Lake Engure and surrounded by extensive woodlands. The total area of the municipality is 109 km (10896,2 ha). 63.7% of this area is woodland and Lake Engure covers 20.4%. The coastline is about 12 km. long. The town center is some 42 km from Talsi, the main city of the area, and some 95 km. from the capital, Riga.

Population: 1986 inhabitants (2008.06). Population density: 18.6 inhabitants/km. Principle nationality: Latvians.

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