The new tourism season brings more emphasis on active pastimes which is also the theme of the Tourism season opening event on May 3 at Jelgava Regional Tourism Centre in Jelgava Holy Trinity church tower. The opening offers to take part in cycling tours, try out electric bicycles, taste local delicacies and test your knowledge and luck on the wheel of fortune.
Anyone living in the Baltic Sea Region would agree that keeping a home warm is very important, especially in winter months. Centralized heating plays an important role in doing that job in cities. It is also a source of headaches for the municipalities of those cities. A biomass cogeneration plant now under construction in Jelgava aims to heal some of those headaches.
Venue: June 22nd, 2013
Place: Litlle Palace Island, Duke Jacob's Square
Old Latvian traditions come to life on the Little Palace Island on the longest day of the year. The Herb market in Duke Jacob's Square is the event that brings Līgo songs and the fresh summer smell of the herbs to the city. Cheese, diadems, beer, bread, birch-boughs – think of it and you’ll find it in the market.
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.