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Monday, December 22
Local weather
Air t° 1.29 °C
Wind D 1.24 m/s
Precipitation slush
0.03 mm
Relative humidity 96.74 %
Visibility 2000 m
measurment 22.12.2014. 08:58
Water temperature
1 °C
City beach
measurment 22.12.2014.
Air quality
Hercoga Jēkaba laukums
NO2 10,74 μg/m3
Dust 30,38 μg/m3
Sarmas iela 4
NO2 2,70 μg/m3
Dust 39,62 μg/m3
measurment 05.12.2014.
Currency rates *
( 19.12.2014.)
USD - 1.2279
GBP - 0.7847
New Year’s Eve Comment
Venue: until December 31st, 2013
Place: All around the city

Soon after the Christmas Tree has been lit in the Duke Jacob’s Square, the city is preparing itself for celebration of Winter solstice. Christmas songs are sung in Jelgava Culture House and St. Anna's Church, while Christmas fair becomes an excellent place to find gifts, meet friends and buy some exquisites for meal.
Ice-skating on Pasta island Comment
On Pasta island, near the bridge "Mītava" everyone can enjoy winter activities on open- air ice skating rink!
In The Highlight
Jelgava has mobile application Comment
From today for smartphones with Android, iOS (iPhone) and Windows operating systems “Jelgavas pilsētas gids” application is available in Latvian, Russian and English languages. The app gives information about the city, further events, news, important activities and tourist objects. It also provides a possibility to buy tickets for events.
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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