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Sigulda, Latvia

The history of modern Sigulda as a city began between the 16th and 18th centuries. Then, on the route of the future railway connecting Pskov with Riga, Sigulda gradually turned into a transit point and a resort at the same time. At the end of the 19th century, the Russian owner of local lands, Prince… Read More »

Riga, Latvia

Situated on the shores of the Baltic Sea, near the mouth of the Daugava River in the Gulf of Riga, Riga is the largest city in the Baltic states and the largest cultural, educational, political, financial, commercial and industrial center in the region. Population The city’s population has decreased since Latvia’s independence in 1991 from 910,000 to 760,000,… Read More »