Administrative divisions of Latvia (valid since 1 July 2009).
Latvia (or; Latvija), officially the Republic of Latvia (Latvijas Republika), is a sovereign state in the Baltic region of Northern Europe.
Līgatne (Ligat) is a town on the Gauja River, in Latvia.
Līgatne Parish (Līgatnes pagasts) was an administrative territorial entity of the Cēsis District, Latvia.
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.
Vidzeme (Vidžemė, Vidūmō) is one of the historical and cultural regions of Latvia.