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Saturday, August 27
Local weather
Air t° 24.96 °C
Wind DDR 4.37 m/s
Precipitation -
Relative humidity 66.1 %
Visibility 2000 m
measurment 27.08.2016. 12:44
Water temperature
21 °C
City beach
measurment 27.08.2016.
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 *
( 26.08.2016.)
USD - 1.129
GBP - 0.8545
XVI International festival of Milk, bread and honey Comment
Venue: August 27th, 2016
Place: Duke Jacob square, Pasta (Post) Island, Lielupe

Last Saturday of August is marked by a festival that stresses importance of healthy lifestyle and significance of bread, honey and milk. One can enjoy many games, taste natural products, buy goods in a market and witness new records. The main event of the day is the milk carton boat regatta that where teams try to outdo each other in building the most amazing raft.
Summer gourmet offer "Taste the local!” Comment

This summer the restaurants and cafés in Jelgava and nearby surprise their guests with a special seasonal gourmet offer, including in their summer menus dishes that are characterised by light, fresh and sophisticated taste combinations. The dishes are prepared from seasonal products from Jelgava and local companies.

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
Sand Sculptures on Pasta Island Comment
Till the 11th of September Sand Sculpture Park on Pasta Island will be open for visitors. Here you can visit the sculptures that were created during the 10th International Sand Sculpture festival "Summer Signs".
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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