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Wednesday, October 22
Local weather
Air t° 2.16 °C
Wind A 2.86 m/s
Precipitation -
Relative humidity 82.1 %
Visibility 2000 m
measurment 22.10.2014. 02:52
Water temperature
10 °C
City beach
measurment 22.10.2014.
Air quality
Hercoga Jēkaba laukums
NO2 6.78 μg/m3
Dust 30.08 μg/m3
Sarmas iela 4
NO2 8.51 μg/m3
Dust 33.23 μg/m3
measurment 16.10.2014.
Currency rates *
( 21.10.2014.)
USD - 1.2762
GBP - 0.79
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
Cartoon Exhibition by Juka Rislaki A Finn Looks at Latvia Comment
From September 5 to October 30 Jelgava Holy Trinity Church tower will host a cartoon exhibition by Finnish journalist and writer Juka Rislaki A Finn Looks at Latvia.
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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