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(Placename) the Latvian name for the Western Dvina
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(ˈdvi nə)

1. Also called Western Dvina. Latvian, Daugava. a river rising in the Valdai Hills in the W Russian Federation, flowing W through Belorussia and Latvia to the Baltic Sea at Riga. ab. 640 mi. (1030 km) long.
2. Also called Northern Dvina. a river in the N Russian Federation in Europe, flowing NW into the White Sea. ab. 470 mi. (750 km) long.
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Meanwhile, electric power generation fell 15 percent month-on-month at hydropower plants on the Daugava River, 11 percent at large thermal power stations, 14 percent at combined heat-and-power plants, 28 percent at biomass-fueled plants, 4 percent at power plants running on biogas and 7 percent at solar power stations.
Scope of work include the construction of the Central Station in Riga, a major railway bridge on the Daugava River, railway embankments, and track works.
Landslide processes have been studied in the Daugava River valley (Soms 2006) and in the Gauja River valley (Venska 1982; Murnieks 2002; Aboltins et al.
To expand tourist activities, we are currently developing the Lucavsala island on the Daugava River, which only a few years ago was full of abandoned sheds.
His opinion is based on Denmark's attempts to gain power in the centres situated along the trade routes--the island of AaAaAeAusel, Reval, and the strategic sites on the Daugava River. (3 From the end of the 9th century the Scandinavians and the Russians had made several attempts to seize control over the lower Daugava, but the local inhabitants preserved the intermediary role in trade between west and east.
The Vecdaugava River in English translation means the Old Daugava River. From the geographical aspect the Vecdaugava River is an arm of the River Daugava.
The shortage of data is the most pronounced in reference to the Lielupe River and Daugava River basins in the southern and eastern parts of Latvia where almost no hydro-morphological assessments have been carried out.
Take a boat trip on Daugava River, look round in awe in the Occupation Museum or save yourself until dark and a few Riga Black Balsams - a vodka/herb mix that's amazing.
Latvian rescue services spokeswoman Viktorija Sembele told reporters that her department had received a call Tuesday that an unidentified man had jumped from a bridge into the Daugava River, which is known for its strong current.
An important seaport and a major industrial, commercial, cultural and financial centre for the region, Riga lies at the mouth of the Daugava River.