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Daugavpils

Administration
Full nameDaugavpils
Settlement typeCity
CountryLatvia
Town rights1275
Government
MayorŽanna Kulakova
Geography
Total Area28 sq mi (72.48 km2)
Water Area3.8 sq mi (9.75 km2)
Demography
Total Population102 496
Density (pop.)1414/km2 (3662.3/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneEET (UTC+2)
- Summer (DST)EEST (UTC+3)
Postal codeLV-540(1 2); LV-540(4 5); LV-5410; LV-54(12 15); LV-54(17 20); LV-5422; LV-5465
Area code+371 654
Number of city council members15

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Daugavpils (-lvˈdaʊɡaʊpilspronLv-Daugavpils is a city in southeastern Latvia, located on the banks of the Daugava River, from which the city gets its name. Daugavpils literally means "Daugava Castle". With a population of over 100,000, it is the second largest city in the country after the capital Riga, which is located some 230 km to its north-west. Daugavpils has a favorable geographical position as it borders Belarus and Lithuania (distances of 33 and 25 km respectively). It is located some 120 km from the Latvian border with Russia. Daugavpils is a major railway junction and industrial centre.

The city is surrounded by many lakes and nature parks.


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