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RIGA – Riga Radio and TV Tower
The Riga Radio and TV Tower is the third tallest tower in Europe. Its highest point reaches 368.5 m (1,209 ft), in Europe tallest are only the Ostankino Tower - 540 metres (1,772 ft) and the Kiev TV Tower - 385 metres (1,263 ft). There is an o [...]

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RIGA – Riga Stradiòð University
In 1950, Riga Medical Institute was established on the basis of the Faculty of Medicine of the State University of Latvia. The initiators were professors Pauls Stradiòð (1896–1958) and Ernests Burtnieks (1950–1958) - the first Director of Riga [...]

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RIGA – Riga Technical College
Riga Technical College was founded on the basis of State Electrical Equipment Factory (VEF) Vocational School in 1935. It has become one of the most stable and significant higher vocational education institutions in Latvia. On March 21, 2002 C [...]

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RIGA – Robezsardze
On November 18, 1918 the People's Council by proclaiming independence of the Republic of Latvia as well declared temporary newly established state border. For the purposes of its protection on 7 November, 1919 Jānis Balodis, Latvian Army Comma [...]

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RIGA – Rooster of Riga
For the 800-year jubilee of Riga’s founding, the rooster was chosen as the city’s symbol. There are roosters everywhere, especially in an old part of Riga. The ancient steeples mentioned in chronicles had rooster weather vanes on top even back [...]

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RIGA – RSU SKMK – Red Cross Medical College
In the autumn of 1920, following the initiative of the head Latvian Red Cross Jânis Jankovskis the first Latvian Merciful Nursing School – was founded now Red Cross Medical College of Rîga Stradiòð University. The school was established as a s [...]

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RIGA – The Ethnographic Open-Air Museum of Latvia
The decision on the establishment of the Open-Air Museum Education Ministry Monuments Board accepted in 1924. In 1932 visitors opened the first open-air exhibition in the Baltics – Vidzemes fence. Today 118 folk architecture objects are exhibi [...]

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RIGA – UCAK Fire Safety and Civil Protection College
Fire Safety and Civil Protection College is founded on April 1, 2002 on the basis of Fire Safety Technical School of State Fire and Rescue Service of Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Latvia. Fire Safety and Civil Protection College is a [...]

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SIGULDA – Sigulda New Castle
Sigulda is one of Latvia's most beautiful cities.The attraction of Sigulda is that there is a wide and multifarious group of tour sites in a comparatively small territory. Beautiful views of the River Gauja primeval valley alternate with cultu [...]

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SKRUNDA – Laika Upe 2012
I was born a long, long time ago. The Sun, the Moon, Stone and Water have kept watch over my cradle. My life has not been written in the stars, I am the Star myself, a drop of water and a living cell. Look into my River of Time and You will di [...]

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SMILTENE – Smiltene District
Smiltene district is one of the most densely forested places in Latvia. It is also one of the most Latvian regions, not only in terms of the population, but also in terms of Latvian identity and strengthening the sense of belonging by honoring [...]

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VECUMNIEKI – Vecumnieku Novads
Vecumnieki district is located in the south of Latvian Republic, in Zemgale region, 45 km from the capital Riga. 845 km ² area is home for around 10,000 inhabitants.After the administrative reform in 2009 Vecumnieki district was created. It un [...]

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VENTSPILS – Ventspils
Ventspils is a city in northwestern Latvia in the historical Courland region of Latvia, and is the sixth largest city in the country. It is situated on the Venta River and the Baltic Sea, and has an ice-free port. The city's name literally mea [...]

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VILAKA – Vilaka
In Vilaka (Marienhauzena) everything is harmonious, suitable for human well-being. Green parks, gardens, trees and at the same time sufficient urban vitality and pleasant architecture' - professor Pçteris Zeile describes the pearl of the north [...]