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Friday, January 30
Local weather
Air t° 1.63 °C
Wind DDA 3.53 m/s
Precipitation -
Relative humidity 84.91 %
Visibility 2000 m
measurment 30.01.2015. 17:15
Water temperature
0 °C
City beach
measurment 30.01.2015.
Air quality
Hercoga Jēkaba laukums
NO2 3.54 μg/m3
Dust 42.92 μg/m3
Sarmas iela 4
NO2 0.92 μg/m3
Dust 29.92 μg/m3
measurment 08.01.2015.
Currency rates *
( 30.01.2015.)
USD - 1.1305
GBP - 0.7511
17th International Ice Sculpture Festival Comment
Venue: February 6th-8th, 2015
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. This year the theme is "Ice fairy tale".
Latvian sculptors are first in Harbin Comment
On Tuesday, January 13th in China has finished Snow sculpture festival where Latvian team which consists of Kārlis Īle, Mintauts Buškevics, Maija Puncule and Ainars Zingniks became first. Their sculpture “Inner borders” tells about borders that exist in every person’s mind and sometimes it is very difficult to overcome them.
In The Highlight
New souvenirs with the symbols of Jelgava Comment
This season Jelgava regional tourism center has prepared new souvenirs, which will serve as a remembrance of Jelgava.
What's On
Events of the Winter Season for Travellers in Jelgava Comment
Jelgava Regional Tourism Centre has comprised an informative material of events of winter tourism season in Jelgava, Jelgava municipality and Ozolnieki municipality. There can be exciting ideas found about spending this winter in Jelgava and its surroundings. The material will be useful for families with children, for those who love leisure activities and gourmands.
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: 64 279
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: 57,3% Latvians, 27,8% Russians, 5,7% Belarusians, 2,7% Ukrainians, 2% Poles, 1,4% Lithuanians, 1,2% Romanies, 1,9% other (2012)
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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