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Friday, October 28
Local weather
Air t° 8.5 °C
Wind R 7.14 m/s
Precipitation -
Relative humidity 89.56 %
Visibility 2000 m
measurment 28.10.2016. 22:34
Water temperature
4 °C
City beach
measurment 28.10.2016.
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 *
( 28.10.2016.)
USD - 1.0922
GBP - 0.89905
Celebration of Proclamation of the Republic of Latvia Comment
Venue: November 18th 2015
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 in Jelgava 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.
In The Highlight
Jelgava - Capital of Youth in Latvia 2016 Comment
In a solemn ceremony “Jelgava - Capital of Youth in Latvia 2016” our city received a symbolic cup , which means that in year 2016 Jelgava will be the epicenter of the most important youth events in Latvia.
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.
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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