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Sunday, February 7
Local weather
Air t° 3.59 °C
Wind DDR 2.05 m/s
Precipitation -
Relative humidity 97.66 %
Visibility 2000 m
measurment 07.02.2016. 02:53
Water temperature
-0 °C
City beach
measurment 07.02.2016.
Air quality
Hercoga Jēkaba laukums
NO2 2.16 μg/m3
Dust 45.92 μg/m3
RAF mikrorajons
NO2 1.96 μg/m3
Dust 45.23 μg/m3
Rūpniecības iela 77a
NO2 1.87 μg/m3
Dust 44.08 μg/m3
measurment 14.01.2016.
Currency rates *
( 05.02.2016.)
USD - 1.1206
GBP - 0.76595
18th International Ice Sculpture Festival Comment
Venue: February 5th-7th, 2016
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 "Wonders of the world".
Jelgava – Capital of Youth in Latvia 2016 Comment
On Saturday, December 5 in a solemn ceremony, Jelgava was named as the “Capital of Youth in Latvia 2016”, which means that next year Jelgava will be the epicenter of the most important youth events in Latvia.
In The Highlight
Ice-skating on Pasta island Comment
On Pasta island, near the bridge "Mītava" everyone can enjoy winter activities on open - air ice skating rink.
What's On
Send an electronic postcard from Jelgava Comment
In Jelgava St. Trinity church tower there is a new service available for guests as well as for locals of Jelgava – to send an electronic postcard with a beautiful view and warm greetings from Jelgava.
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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