The City Council Tourism Business
Name day today:Grieta, Strauta
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Monday, January 23
14:38
Local weather
Air t° 2.34 °C
Wind R 4.89 m/s
Precipitation -
Relative humidity 95.93 %
Visibility 2000 m
measurment 23.01.2017. 14:34
Water temperature
0 °C
City beach
measurment 23.01.2017.
Air quality
Hercoga Jēkaba laukums
NO2 2.09 μg/m3
Dust 42.69 μg/m3
RAF mikrorajons
NO2 2.04 μg/m3
Dust 40.92 μg/m3
Rūpniecības iela 77a
NO2 2.07 μg/m3
Dust 33.69 μg/m3
measurment 10.03.2016.
Currency rates *
( 20.01.2017.)
EUR -
USD - 1.0632
GBP - 0.86595
19th International Ice Sculpture Festival "Carnival" Comment
Venue: February 10th-12th, 2017
Place: Pasta (Post) Island


The Ice Sculpture festival brings thousands of visitors to Jelgava for the biggest outdoor festival of the season every year to see the works of sculptors from around the world make sculptures from 40 tons of crystal clear ice. With sculptures shining in colourful spotlights, concerts and many activites for the whole family the festival gives you the beauty and fun of winter.
Ice-skating on Pasta island Comment
On Pasta island, near the bridge "Mītava" everyone is welcome to enjoy winter activities on open- air ice skating rink!
In The Highlight
Jelgava - Capital of Youth in Latvia 2016 Comment
In a solemn ceremony “Jelgava - Capital of Youth in Latvia 2016” our city received a symbolic cup , which means that in year 2016 Jelgava will be the epicenter of the most important youth events in Latvia.
   
What's On
Special dishes of Jelgava Comment
Jelgava Crafts' High school Food Laboratory has developed special dishes of the city – Duke's sail and Charlotte's kiss. The taste of these dishes reminds of the history of once mighty capital of Courland Duchy.
About Jelgava City *
Aerial view of Jelgava Palace and city
Jelgava City Coat of Arms
Jelgava (pronounced [jælɡava]), also referred to as Mītava or Mitau
Population: 60 000
Territory: 60,32 km2
Elevation: 2,5 - 4,5 m above the sea level
Climate: Warm summer and spring, relatively mild autumn, cold winter. First frosts are observed in the begining of October; first snowfalls happen in December; snow melts by the end of March.
Ethnic composition: 58,9% Latvians, 26,9% Russians, 5,6% Belarusians, 2,5% Ukrainians, 1,9% Poles, 1,4% Lithuanians, 0,8% Romanies, 2% other (2015)
Situated just 42 km away from Riga.
Hub of six main motorways and five railway lines.
Notable industrial, administrative, educational and culture centre.

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