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Sunday, November 23
Local weather
Air t° 0.89 °C
Wind D 1.46 m/s
Precipitation -
Relative humidity 100 %
Visibility 2000 m
measurment 23.11.2014. 05:03
Air quality
Hercoga Jēkaba laukums
NO2 8.44 μg/m3
Dust 53.46 μg/m3
Sarmas iela 4
NO2 6.90 μg/m3
Dust 57.00 μg/m3
measurment 20.11.2014.
Currency rates *
( 21.11.2014.)
USD - 1.2422
GBP - 0.7921
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.
Christmas Program "Madonna's touch" Comment
December 20 at 15.00 in the Jelgava St. Anna's Church everyone will be able to listen to the Latvian and the world's most beautiful pieces of a tribute to the Girl, Bride, Mother and Madonna.
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
Lighting of Jelgava Christmas tree Comment
On the first Advent, November 30, on the Duke Jacob's square will be lit Jelgava city Christmas tree. Participants of the event will be entertained by a variety of performances, but younger visitors will be able to meet the elves and Santa himself.
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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