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Wednesday, August 20
Local weather
Air t° 13.47 °C
Wind DDR 3.88 m/s
Precipitation -
Relative humidity 76.96 %
Visibility 2000 m
measurment 20.08.2014. 21:20
Water temperature
20 °C
City beach
measurment 20.08.2014.
Air quality
Hercoga Jēkaba laukums
NO2 7.33 μg/m3
Dust 32.00 μg/m3
Sarmas iela 4
NO2 7.15 μg/m3
Dust 35.62 μg/m3
measurment 14.08.2014.
Currency rates *
( 20.08.2014.)
USD - 1.3284
GBP - 0.7981
XIV International festival of Milk, bread and honey Comment
Venue: August 30th, 2014
Place: All around the city

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.
Tours with viking boat "Nameisis" Comment
This summer, in the waters of Jelgava you have an opportunity to enjoy tours with the Viking boat "Nameisis" along the Driksa and the Lielupe.
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
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 the city. The card sending menu is available in Latvian, as well as in seven other languages: Russian, English, Lithuanian, Estonian, German, French and Italian.  The electronic postcard service is offered free of charge.
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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