Daugavpils

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Daugavpils
Ceety
Daugavpils Castle
Daugavpils Castle
Banner o Daugavpils
Banner
Coat o airms o Daugavpils
Coat o airms
Daugavpils is locatit in Latvia
Daugavpils
Daugavpils
Location in Latvie
Coordinates: 55°52′N 26°32′E / 55.867°N 26.533°E / 55.867; 26.533Coordinates: 55°52′N 26°32′E / 55.867°N 26.533°E / 55.867; 26.533
Kintra  Latvie
Toun richts 1582
Govrenment
 • Mayor Jānis Lāčplēsis‎
Area
 • Tot 72,48 km2 (2,798 sq mi)
Population
 • Tot 95 467 (2,016)[1]
 • Density 1,317,1/km2 (34,110/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code LV-54(01-65)
Cawin code +371 654

Daugavpils (Aboot this soond ˈdaʊɡaʊpils ) is the seicont lairgest ceety in Latvie. It is locatit approximately 230 km south-east o the Latvian caipital, Riga, on the banks o the Daugava River, frae which the ceety gets its name. Daugavpils literally means "Castle on the Daugava." Daugavpils haes a favorable geographical position as it borders Belaroushie an Lithuanie (distances of 33 and 25 km respectively). It is locatit some 120 km frae the Latvian border wi Roushie. Daugavpils is a big railway junction an industry centre.

The ceety is surroondit bi mony lakes an nature pairks.

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Central pedestrian street Rīgas iela.

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