6 Interesting Facts About Karosta

Facts About Karosta Karosta is a former Russian and Soviet naval base on the Baltic sea, which today is a neighbourhood in Liepāja, Latvia. Built By order of the Tsar of Russia Alexander III, [...]

10 The Freedom Monument Facts

Freedom Monument Facts The Freedom Monument is a memorial located in Riga, Latvia, honouring soldiers killed during the Latvian War of Independence (1918–1920). The sculptures and bas-reliefs of [...]

10 Interesting Facts About Saldus

Facts About Saldus The city is often referred to as “the Bowl of Courland”. This is because of a famous quote by Māris Čaklais: “A drop of honey in the bowl of Courland”. [...]

10 Informative Facts About Koknese

Facts About Koknese Koknese is a historic town in Latvia, the administrative centre of Koknese Municipality on the right bank of the Daugava River. The site of Koknese was originally a Latgalian [...]

20 Interesting Facts About Riga

Facts About Riga The city is served by Riga International Airport, the largest and busiest airport in the Baltic states. Riga is the capital city of Latvia. Riga was founded in 1201 and is a [...]

10 Interesting Facts About Rēzekne

Facts About Rēzekne Rēzekne is a city in the Rēzekne River valley in Latgale region of eastern Latvia. Rēzekne is known as ‘The Heart of Latgale’. In Latgalian name of the city is [...]

7 Interesting Facts About Ogre, Latvia

Facts About Ogre Ogre is composed of three parts: Jaunogre, Ogre, and Pārogre. The Ogre village was first mentioned in 1206, called “Oger” in German. Ogre is twinned with: Ånge, [...]

9 Interesting Facts About Jelgava

Facts About Jelgava Until 1917, the city was officially referred to as Mitau. The name Jelgava is believed to be derived from the Livonian word jālgab, meaning “town on the river.” [...]

10 Interesting Facts About Valmiera

Facts About Valmiera The name was derived from the Old German given name Waldemar or the Slavic name Vladimir. Valmiera was first mentioned as a town in a chronicle dating back to 1323. Version [...]

7 Interesting Facts About Olaine

Facts About Olaine Olaine is twinned with: Karlskoga, Sweden; Nowa Sarzyna, Poland; Ödeshög, Sweden; Riihimäki, Finland & Vadstena, Sweden. Olaine is home of Olainfarm, the second-largest [...]