Smiltene is a town with rich history located in the Northern part of the Vidzeme region of Latvia.

Smiltene has about 6 000 inhabitants and its territory covers 7.2 km2 .

The coat of arms of the town depicts three hills and flying silver hawks.

Due to its advantageous geographic location Smiltene has always had an active economic life.

The town provides education at all levels : from elementary school to higher education.

Smiltene educational establishments take part in various environmental education  and international projects.

The town has rich cultural traditions.

Smiltene is often called the schlager music capital of Latvia

Smiltene is a town of rich sports traditions and has witnessed the development of such sports as cycling, football, orienteering, hockey, volleyball, track and field athletics and BMX.

The most popular sights and tourist attractions in Smiltene are Evangelic Lutheran Church, the Old Park and Vidusezers, Sports and Recreation Centre "Teperis", Smiltene Red Cross Hospital, Cērtene Castle Mound,  Smiltene Manor ensemble and castle ruins of the German Order, Kalnamuiža and Niedrāja lake





















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