Responsible authority
Central Statistical Bureau
Purpose of introduction

Provision of common coding of administrative territories and territorial units.

Classification object

Administrative territories – cities and municipalities;
Units of Territorial Division of Municipalities – municipality towns and municipality rural territories.

Area of application
  • compilation of statistics in breakdown by administrative territory;
  • maintenance of national information systems and registers.

Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia

Planned update or revision

The updated ATVK 2021 classification is operational as of 1 July 2021.

Coding system, code length, number of levels

Coding system­ – hierarchical
Code length – seven digits
Number of levels – 2

Description of levels
Level 1 – 119 administrative territories;
Level 2 – 564 units of territorial division of counties.

Description of hierarchy

Number of classification objects:

  • 9 cities under state jurisdiction
  • 110 municipalities (counties)
    •  67 municipality towns
    • 497 municipality rural territories