Top 10 Places in Latvia - 2017



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In 1st place is the Riga. Riga is the largest city and the capital of Latvia. It is one of the major commercial, cultural, industrial and financial centres of Baltics. It is an important seaport. It is situated on the mouth of the Daugava. It is the largest city of the Baltic States.
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In 2nd place is the Struve Geodetic Arc. Struve Geodetic Arc is a stretch of triangulations used for survey and extends from Hammerfest in Norway to the Black Sea. It stretches through ten countries over 2800 kilometers. It yielded the first accurate measurement of a meridian. It was established by a German-born Russian scientist named Friedrich George Wilhelm von Struve.
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In 3rd place is the Gaizinkalns (highest Point In Latvia). Gaizinkalns is the highest point in Latvia at 312 meter above sea level.
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In 4th place is the Gauja . It is among the longest rivers of Latvia. It is 452 kilometer long and covers an area of 8,900 square kilometer.
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In 5th place is the Cape Kolka. Cape Kolka is a cape near to the entry to Gulf of Riga, in Livonion coast in Kurzema Region in Latvia. The cape lies on the Baltic Sea.
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In 6th place is the Karosta. Karosta is a war port and a neighborhood in the northern side of Leipaja in western Latvia by the Baltic Sea. It was constructed in the year 1890. It was constructed to serve as a naval base for the Russian Tsar Alexander III and was later used by the Soviet Baltic Fleet for naval purposes.
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In 7th place is the Rundale Palace. Rundale Palace is a baroque palace built in the 18th century for the Dukes of Courland, now known as Latvia. It is one of the two major baroque palaces in Latvia. It is located in Pilsrundale, which is 12 kilometers away from Bauska. It was constructed in the year 1730 according to a design by Bartolomeo Rastrelli.
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In 8th place is the Courland. Courland is one of the historical regions of Latvia. Courland is also considered to be a rich cultural region. The regions of Selonia and Semigallia are also considered to be a part of Courland.
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In 9th place is the Latgalia Or Latgale. Latgalia is one of the four cultural and historical regions in Latvia. It is recognized in the Constitution of the Latvian Republic as a place of historical and cultural importance. It is located in the easternmost part to the north of Daugava River. It is known as Latgale in Latvia. Latgale is historically predominantly Roman Catholic.
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In 10th place is the Vidzeme. Vidzeme is one of the four important historical and cultural regions of Latvia. The word Vidzeme means “the middle land”. It is situated north of the river Daugava. It comprises some part of Medieval Livonia and about half of Swedish Livonia and for this it is sometimes referred by the Germans as Livland.
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