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Sunday, July 24
Local weather
Air t° 18.34 °C
Wind Z 2.77 m/s
Precipitation -
Relative humidity 86.79 %
Visibility 2000 m
measurment 24.07.2016. 23:13
Water temperature
23 °C
City beach
measurment 24.07.2016.
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 *
( 22.07.2016.)
USD - 1.1014
GBP - 0.84108
XVI International festival of Milk, bread and honey Comment
Venue: August 27th, 2016
Place: 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 received symbolic cup “Capital of Youth in Latvia 2016” Comment
On Saturday, April 2nd in a solemn ceremony “Jelgava - Capital of Youth in Latvia 2016” our city received a symbolic cup , which means that next year Jelgava will be the epicenter of the most important youth events in Latvia.
What's On
Jelgava have five new design gardens Comment
Last year, in the autumn Jelgava city municipality launched contest of new garden design “Environmental mosaic”. The aim of the contest was to obtain proposals of high-quality garden designs which will be created in the square behind Jelgava Culture House.
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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