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Saturday, November 28
Local weather
Air t° 0.65 °C
Wind D 5.05 m/s
Precipitation -
Relative humidity 89.42 %
Visibility 2000 m
measurment 28.11.2015. 02:24
Water temperature
2 °C
City beach
measurment 28.11.2015.
Air quality
Hercoga Jēkaba laukums
NO2 2.03 μg/m3
Dust 41.85 μg/m3
RAF mikrorajons
NO2 2.08 μg/m3
Dust 46.77 μg/m3
Rūpniecības iela 77a
NO2 1.96 μg/m3
Dust 48.92 μg/m3
measurment 05.11.2015.
Currency rates *
( 27.11.2015.)
USD - 1.058
GBP - 0.7029
New Year’s Eve Comment
Venue: December 31st, 2015
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.
Send an electronic postcard from Jelgava Comment
In Jelgava St. Trinity church tower there is a new service available for guests as well as for locals of Jelgava – to send an electronic postcard with a beautiful view and warm greetings from Jelgava.
In The Highlight
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.
What's On
Jelgava City Festival – 750th Anniversary Comment
This year Jelgava is celebrating its 750th anniversary. Inhabitants are preparing for this date very carefully, so this year is going to be very splendid, loud and unforgettable. Below you can find the list of the biggest events of 2015:
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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