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Flag of Talsi
Coat of arms of Talsi
Coat of arms
Talsi is located in Latvia
Location in Latvia
Country  Latvia
District Talsi municipality
Town rights 1917
 • Mayor Miervaldis Krotovs
 • Total 7.8 km2 ( sq mi)
 • Total 11,371
 • Density

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Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code LV-320(1-3)
Calling code +371 632
Number of city council members 11

Talsi (   ; , German: Talsen) (population 12,879) is a town in Latvia. It is the center of Talsi municipality.


Talsi - known as 'The Town of Nine Hills' - perches above two lakes. Talsi's history is in its calm, cobbled streets and in its well-preserved parks, which feature cherry and apple tree gardens.

The ancient Curonian hill fort is in the heart of Talsi, and standing atop it affords a panorama of the whole town. Talsians enjoy walking, dancing and singing in different cultural events. In the summer months, Sauleskaln's open-air scene becomes the center of local life, where there are many different concerts and events.

Lutheran church in Talsi




Talsi crater on Mars is named after Talsi.

External links

  • Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities, Latvia and EstoniaThe Talsi chapter from the
  • Official site of Talsi
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