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Jelgava emphasizes the possibilities of the future in the application to the European Capital of Culture

17.06.2021
The city of Jelgava has prepared an application to the European Capital of Culture competition, the program pays attention to the city's future opportunities - in the fields of culture, creative industries, environment and education with the motto "Tabula rasa", informs the municipal institution "Kultūra". Read more

Swimming is allowed in Lielupe swimming areas

17.06.2021
The water quality inspection carried out by the Zemgale Control Division of the Public Health Department of the Health Inspection on 7 June shows that the water quality in the official swimming areas of Jelgava - Lielupe right bank and Pasta Island - meets the requirements and swimming is allowed there. Read more

Some of the sand sculptures are ready; the sand park will be open from 19 June

17.06.2021
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Already on Saturday, June 19, the largest sand sculpture park in the Baltics will open its doors to visitors on Pasta Island - Latvian achievements in the world will be shown in 12 works. Some of the sculptures are already ready, including the tallest sculpture, which exceeds seven meters and depicts basketball player Kristaps Porziņģis, but other works are still being created. The artists... Read more

Sand art works will show Latvians’ achievements in the world

19.05.2021
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This year large sand sculptures in Jelgava will honor the most ambitious achievements of Latvians, including Mark Rothko's art, "Minox" camera, crocodile Dandy prototype, world's first hologram, "Levi's" jeans, Kristaps Porziņģis's success and others. Continuing the format started last year, also this year the largest sand sculpture park in the Baltics will be open to Jelgava residents and... Read more

A map of the Noble Trees in Jelgava has been made

13.05.2021
During the month of Jelgava festival, places where the city's Noble Trees grow were gathered by Jelgava Regional Tourism Centre (JRTC), so that anyone can take a walk in the urban environment to see its older "residents". Read more

Persons from social risk groups receive bedclothes

24.03.2021
As a result of cooperation between the city of Jelgava and the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Latvia, at the end of January the municipality received a donation of 20 000 euros from the UAE Red Crescent movement for purchase of bedclothes and other inventory for people in social risk groups in Jelgava. At the end of the first of two planned procurements, from March 24 in Jelgava... Read more

Traffic will be controlled using smart technologies

07.02.2021
Starting in April, a new study will be conducted in Jelgava. Using smart techologies, the flow of traffic in Lielā street will be examined in detail and traffic violations will be recorded - for instance, movement of trucks on Lielā street or prolonged parking. Upon recording such violations, operational services will be notified. Read more

Test drive with hydrogen-powered bus in the streets of Jelgava

03.02.2021
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Continuing the research on the use of green energy of hydrogen in city vehicles, Ltd "Jelgavas autobusu parks" (JAP) starts testing the hydrogen-powered bus of the company "Solaris Bus & Coach" on the 22nd route Jelgava station – Asteru Street. Jelgava is the first in the Baltic States to start these test drives. The only emissions from this bus are water, and it can travel up to 400... Read more

2020: year in review

10.01.2021
With the beginning of 2021 new events are coming. But we offer to take a look at what the year 2020 marked on the pages of Jelgava's history. It was the year of 755th anniversary of Jelgava and the year that will definitely stay in our memory as special, because we lived, worked and studied in an unprecedented situation. However, despite global events, we will remember last year with a victory... Read more

8787 – 24/7 support phone in Jelgava city

21.12.2020
Everyone in Jelgava city have access to the free support phone 8787 of Municipality operative information centre (Centre), which operates 24/7 and is a way to report any problem to solve it as operationally prevented as possible. Read more

The reconstructed street Loka Maģistrāle has been formally opened

17.11.2020
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The two-year reconstruction of the 4.7 kilometre long transit road has been completed and opened for traffic. It is one of the largest construction projects in the city, involving significant amount of financial contribution. The completion of the project is an important step in the further development of the city and will serve for both - development of businesses in the surrounding territory... Read more

The National Holiday we celebrate in our hearts and families

09.11.2020
With Latvia in our hearts we will celebrate the 102nd birthday of the Latvian State on 18th November. We will affirm the common values, love and respect of our homeland for our people and State, creating a sense of celebration in everyone's family and home. Read more