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Daugavpils (Latvian pronunciation: [ˈdaʊɡaʊpils] (About this soundlisten); Latgalian: Daugpiļs [ˈdaʊkʲpʲilʲsʲ]; Russian: Даугавпилс [ˈdaʊɡəfpʲɪls]) is a city in southeastern Latvia. It is on the banks of the Daugava River, from which the city gets its name. Daugavpils literally means "Daugava Castle". It is the second largest city in the country after the capital Riga.

Daugavpils
City
City from different points of view
City from different points of view
Flag of Daugavpils
Flag
Coat of arms of Daugavpils
Coat of arms
Location of Daugavpils within Latvia
Location of Daugavpils within Latvia
Coordinates: 55°52′30″N 26°32′8″E / 55.87500°N 26.53556°E / 55.87500; 26.53556Coordinates: 55°52′30″N 26°32′8″E / 55.87500°N 26.53556°E / 55.87500; 26.53556
Country Latvia
Established1275
Town rights1582
Government
 • Chairman of the City CouncilRihards Eigims
 • Number of city council members15
Area
 • Total72.48 km2 (27.98 sq mi)
 • Water9.75 km2 (3.76 sq mi)
Highest elevation
139 m (456 ft)
Lowest elevation
86 m (282 ft)
Population
 (1 January 2017)[1]
 • Total94,196
 • Rank2
 • Density1,300/km2 (3,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
LV-54(01–65)
Calling code(+371) 654
Websitewww.daugavpils.lv

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Latvijas iedzīvotāju skaits pašvaldībās 01.01.2012. (PDF)" (PDF) (in Latvian). PMLP.gov.lv. Retrieved April 29, 2012.