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JAUNPILS – Jaunpils Castle
The romantic, enclosed with legends Jaunpils Castle, built in 1301 as the fortress of the Livonian Order, and kept its initial appearance till nowadays, rises proudly surrounded by some flat hills in the circle of ponds. At first it was inhbit [...]

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JEKABPILS – Historical Market Square – Horse with a Carriage
At the end of 2012 the square on Brîvîbas Street next to the Russian Orthodox Church of the Holy Spirit was renovated. The square was given a new life with the sculpture 'Horse with a carriage' by the sculptor Gaits Burvis and a well, where be [...]

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JEKABPILS – Jekabpils
Jēkabpils has always been the crossroads of Zemgale, Latgale, Vidzeme as well as Sēlija regions. Only the river Daugava has remained unchanged since the old times – the River of Fate of our ancestors, waving 93 km through the city and district [...]

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JEKABPILS – Jekabpils 350
In honor of the 350th anniversary of the city of Jēkabpils, a souvenir coin of the Latvian National Heritage Collection "Jēkabpils 350" was issued this summer. The souvenir coin is decorated with the city's coat of arms, while the postcard fea [...]

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JEKABPILS – Jēkabpils Valsts Gimnāzija
Shortly after the liberation of the city during the Latvian War of Independence on October 6, 1919, Jēkabmiesta State Secondary School was established in the school building of Jēkabmiesta District School at Pasta Street 1, which was the first [...]

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JEKABPILS – Krustpils Castle
On the right bank of Daugava river, in the city of Jekabpils one of the oldest Latvian castles - Krustpils Castle, awaits its guests. It was founded in 1237 by Archbishop Nikolaus de Magdeburg. As the time passed on the castle has changed its [...]

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JEKABPILS – Lynx
Lynx – the symbol of Jçkabpils. The place where Jçkabpils now is had been a hithe for the raftsmen and bargemen of Daugava since centuries. Once there was a tavern named 'Salas krogs', where merchants would stay for the night during their long [...]

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JEKABPILS – The Struve Geodetic Arc
In year 2005, the Struve Geodetic Arc was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. Astronomer and geodesist Friedrich Georg Wilhelm Struve measured the arc with aim to determine the size and shape of the Earth. Measurements stretching from the [...]

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JELGAVA – Academia Petrina, Jelgava History and Art Museum
With 66 000 inhabitants and total area of 60 km² Jelgava ranks fourth among the largest cities of Latvia. It is situated just 40 km from the capital Riga and in written sources Jelgava for the first time was mentioned in 1265.The building of J [...]

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JELGAVA – Jelgava 750
750 years ago with the construction of the castle between two rivers – Lielupe and Driksa – began Jelgava, well-known for its historical name Mitau. Since then, the city has experienced both development and irreversible damage of war. However, [...]

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JELGAVA – Jelgava Palace
Jelgava Palace is located 40 km southwest from the capital of Latvia - Riga. It is one of the masterpieces of the remarkable Italian architect Francesko Bartolomeo Rastrelli in his early period. The Palace is the pride of Jelgava, as well as a [...]

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JELGAVA – Jelgavas Novads
Cultural and historical region in the central part of Latvia – Zemgale region. Considered as the granary of Latvia since ancient times; gorgeous architectural monuments are situated here. Families of Dukes of Courland and German barons have li [...]

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JELGAVA – Jelgavas Novads
Cultural and historical district in the central part of Latvia - Zemgale region. Considered as the granary of Latvia since ancient times; gorgeous architectural monuments are situated here. Families of Dukes of Courland and German barons have [...]

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JÜRMALA – Aspazija’s House
One of Latvia’s most beloved female authors, who penned both poems and plays, Aspazija (1865-1943) was also the wife of Latvia’s most important literary figure, Rainis. She was an outspoken defender of women’s rights and wrote for the renegade [...]

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JURMALA – Bulduri
The first Gardening school in the Baltic States is located in Jûrmala – Bulduri. The school was found by the association of Gardening under the guidance of Fricis Lasmanis. Bulduri Gardening school was opened for the funds that were donated by [...]

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JURMALA – Dzintari Concert Hall
Jurmala is largest resort in Baltic States. It's a pearl of Latvia known for it's white sand beaches, hundred year old pines and picturesque art nouveau wooden houses. Here is located Dzintari concert hall - unique in Europe, in which concerts [...]

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KANDAVA – Kandava
Kandava is an ancient small town in Kurzeme (Courland). It is a pearl in the valley of the River Abava and it is also the gateway to 'Switzerland of Kurzeme (Courland)'. The name of Kandava was first mentioned in 1230.The Stone Bridge across A [...]

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KANDAVA – Kandava – Anno 1917
Kandava is a beautiful town in Kurland which charms with ancient architecture, cobbled streets, lanterns, mountainous relief and wonderful scenery. The city is located in the Abava Valley, 94 km from Riga, the Abava River flows through it. For [...]

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LATVIA – 90 years independence
2008 marked the celebration of the 90th anniversary of Latvia's independence. The idea of an independent Latvia materialized as a result of the consequences of World War I, when empires collapsed and a number of new, independent countries emer [...]

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LATVIA – State Border Guard
The Border Guard functions are to ensure the inviolability of the state border and the prevention of illegal migration. On 18th November, 1918, proclaiming the independence of the Republic of Latvia, the People's Council declaratively determin [...]

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LATVIA – The State Police of Latvia
In 1918, right after the proclamation of the Republic of Latvia, the police was established as one of the first state institutions in Latvia. On 5 December 1918, People's Council adopted rules on the establishment of the police, its administra [...]