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Rūjiena town hall
Rūjiena town hall
Flag of Rūjiena
Coat of arms of Rūjiena
Coat of arms
Country  Latvia
District (defunct) Valmiera
Municipality Rūjiena
Town rights 1920
 • Total 18 km2 (7 sq mi)
 • Total 3,007
 • Density 167/km2 (430/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code LV-4240
Calling code +371 642
Number of city council members 9

Rūjiena (; German: Rujen; Estonian: Ruhja) is a town in Latvia, seat of the homonym municipality, in the northern Vidzeme. As of 2017 its population was of 3,007.


The town is located in northern Latvia, near the borders with Estonia, in the historical region of Vidzeme (anciently part of Livonia). It is 50 km far from Valmiera, 91 from Pärnu and 152 from Riga.


  • Arturs Alberings, Prime Minister of Latvia from 7 May 1926 to 18 December 1926
  • Gustav Klutsis, constructivist photographer and graphic designer
  • Moses Wolf Goldberg, chemist, 1905
  • Nehemiah Levanon, Israeli official, 1915

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