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Full nameDaugavpils
Settlement typeCity
Town rights1275
MayorŽanna Kulakova
Total Area28 sq mi (72.48 km2)
Water Area3.8 sq mi (9.75 km2)
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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