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Friday, October 31
Local weather
Air t° 0.57 °C
Wind ZR 1.06 m/s
Precipitation -
Relative humidity 92.48 %
Visibility 245 m
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Water temperature
5 °C
City beach
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Air quality
Hercoga Jēkaba laukums
NO2 10.28 μg/m3
Dust 39.00 μg/m3
Sarmas iela 4
NO2 7.78 μg/m3
Dust 33.46 μg/m3
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Celebration of Proclamation of the Republic of Latvia Comment
Venue: November 18th, 2014
Place: All around the city

Concerts in St. Anna Church and in Jelgava Culture House mark the beginning of celebration devoted to proclamation of the Republic of Latvia, while songs in Duke Jacob’s Square spread the patriotism around the city.
Torchlight procession Comment
On Lāčplēsis Day celebrated on the 11th of November, Jelgava will feature the traditional torchlight procession from Dambja Street to the Monument to the Liberators of Jelgava situated in the Station Park. The procession will conclude with a momentous occasion to commemorate the struggle for Latvia's freedom in 1919.
In The Highlight
You are welcome to visit Jelgava on a virtual tour Comment
Everyone is welcome to visit one of the most popular tourist destinations in Latvia - Jelgava - on a virtual tour. Virtual tour offers you an interactive way to explore the city, watching the 360-degree panoramic images of the most magnificent and beautiful places.
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. Recipes were created by Cooking specialty teachers Aina Tāluma and Ligita Ziemele together with their pupils.
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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