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Jelgava Destination Guide

Touring Jelgava in Latvia.

Jelgava in the region of Jelgavas Rajons with it's 61,791 citizens is located in Latvia - some 25 mi (or 41 km) South-West of Riga, the country's capital city.

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Time in Jelgava is now 05:32 AM (Thursday). The local timezone is named "Europe / Riga" with an UTC offset of 2 hours. Depending on your travel resources, these more prominent places might be interesting for you: Vitolini, Vircava, Valgunde, Tukums, Sigulda or Kaugari. Being here already, consider visiting . We collected some hobby films in the internet. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.

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3RUN Family Latvia In Jelgava

06:34 min ( April 12, 2009 by Sergey Volkov)
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Trip to Jelgava with 3run Family Latvia. edited by Sergey Volkov

Excursion flight over the Jelgava city-L...

04:41 min ( August 28, 2008 by papakuls)
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Excursion flight over the Jelgava city-Latvija The flight taxi Latvian club of pilot- flight taxi instructor flight training pilots

Jelgava City Festival 2011

00:16 min ( May 20, 2011 by Ansis Grikis)
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Last weekend of May is special to everyone here in Jelgava. Citizens and guests can plunge into our City festival that offers wide range of activities, including performances, shows, exhibitions, conc...

Jelgava Ice Skating

02:16 min ( April 30, 2009 by mikekarenf)
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Mike Farnell on the ice with music academy students and faculty

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Interesting facts about this location

Jelgava District

Jelgava District was an administrative division of Latvia, located in Semigallia region, in the country's centre. It was organized into a city, two municipalities and twelve parishes, each with a local government authority. The administrative centre of the district was Jelgava. Districts were eliminated during the administrative-territorial reform in 2009.

More reading: Jelgava District homepage
Located at 56.65, 23.71 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
Tags:Districts of Latvia

Duchy of Courland and Semigallia

The Duchy of Courland and Semigallia (Latin: Ducatus Curlandiæ et Semigalliæ, Polish: Księstwo Kurlandii i Semigalii, German: Herzogtum Kurland und Semgallen, Latvian: Kurzemes un Zemgales hercogiste) is the name of a duchy in the Baltic region that existed from 1561 to 1569 as a vassal state of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and from 1569 to 1726 the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, incorporated into Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth by Sejm in 1726, but on 28 March 1795, it was annexed by the Russian Empire in the Third Partition of Poland.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 56.65, 23.71 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:1795 disestablishments, Duchy of Courland and Semigallia, Historical regions in Latvia, States and territories established in 1562

Jelgava Palace

Jelgava Palace or Mitava Palace is the largest Baroque style palace in the Baltic states. It was built in the 18th century based on the design of Bartolomeo Rastrelli as a residence for the Dukes of Courland in their capital - Mitava (today Jelgava), Latvia. The Dukes of Courland also had a summer palace by Rastrelli nearby called Rundāle Palace.

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Located at 56.65, 23.71 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:Baroque architecture in Latvia, Baroque palaces, Houses completed in 1772, Jelgava, Palaces in Latvia

Jelgava Air Base

Jelgava, also known as Yelgava, is an airport in Latvia located 3 kilometres northwest of Jelgava, a city in Latvia. It was a military forward deployment attack base, now used by general aviation, mostly parachutists and private aircraft.

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Located at 56.65, 23.71 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
Tags:Jelgava, Latvian airbases

Svete River

The Svete River flows through the Šiauliai and Joniškis districts in the northern part of Lithuania, and the southern part of Latvia. The source of the Švėtė is near Tulominai, about 16 km southeast of Kuršėnai, and the river flows north passing by Žagarė, near the Latvian border. It is a tributary of the Lielupe River, joining it 8 km to the northwest of Jelgava. The Lielupe River ultimately flows into the Baltic Sea.

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Located at 56.65, 23.71 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 5 mi away.
Tags:International rivers of Europe, Lielupe river basin, Rivers of Latvia, Rivers of Lithuania