Administrative divisions of Latvia (valid since 1 July 2009).
Cēsis, (Wenden, Venden, Võnnu, Kieś) is a town in Latvia located in the northern part of the Central Vidzeme Upland.
Latvia (or; Latvija), officially the Republic of Latvia (Latvijas Republika), is a sovereign state in the Baltic region of Northern Europe.
A merger, consolidation or amalgamation, in a political or administrative sense, is the combination of two or more political or administrative entities, such as municipalities (in other words cities, towns, etc.), counties, districts, etc., into a single entity.
A municipality is usually a single urban or administrative division having corporate status and powers of self-government or jurisdiction as granted by national and state laws to which it is subordinate.
Vaive parish (Vaives pagasts) is an administrative unit of the Cēsis Municipality (prior to 2009 the Cēsis District), Latvia.
Vidzeme (Vidžemė, Vidūmō) is one of the historical and cultural regions of Latvia.