Kuldīga

city in Latvia

Kuldīga (audio speaker iconpronunciation ; German: Goldingen) is a town in Latvia with town rights since 1378. It is the center of the Kuldīga District. As of 2020, Kuldīga had a population of 10,352 people. River Venta travels through the city.

Kuldīga
Town
Streets of old Kuldīga
Streets of old Kuldīga
Flag of Kuldīga
Coat of arms of Kuldīga
Kuldīga is located in Latvia
Kuldīga
Kuldīga
Location in Latvia
Coordinates: 56°58′N 21°58′E / 56.967°N 21.967°E / 56.967; 21.967Coordinates: 56°58′N 21°58′E / 56.967°N 21.967°E / 56.967; 21.967
Country Latvia
DistrictKuldīga District
Town rights1378
Government
 • MayorInga Bērziņa (2021)
Area
 • Total13.2 km2 (5.1 sq mi)
Population
 • Total10,352
 • Density780/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
LV-3301 LV-3302 LV-3303
Calling code+371 633
Websitekuldiga.lv

Kuldīga was founded by the German Livonian Order at 1242. It was called Goldingen by the Germans. It become the capital city of Courland at 1587-1617.

The old centre of the town is in the waiting list for UNESCO World Heritage Site.[1]

RoadsEdit

Roads from Kuldīga: VentspilsSaldus (P108), Kuldīga—Aizpute (P112), Kuldīga—Skrunda (P116), Kuldīga—Jūrkalne (P119), Kuldīga—Talsi (P120) and Kuldīga—Tukums (P121).

Latvian cities from Kuldīga are in:

  • Liepāja — 79 km;
  • Riga — 150 km;
  • Ventspils — 51 km.

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