Urban and rural population


Breakdown of the population by urban and rural inhabitants is made according to their permanent place of residence. Urban population refers to those persons who live in cities and towns, i.e., in populated areas with at least 2 000 usually resident population. In a number of historically developed cities, the population may be less than 2 000.

Status of a city and town is assigned and cancelled by the Saeima with law. 

All the rest is considered rural population.