a town in Balv Raion, Latvian SSR, in the north-eastern part of the republic. Situated on Lake Vijaka, 8 km southwest of the railroad station Vecumi on the Riga-Pytalovo line. Population, 2,800 (1969). Vijaka processes flax and produces dairy products and knitwear. The settlement has been known since the 13th century, and it has been a town since 1945.