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(Placename) the Latvian name for the Western Dvina


(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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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.
The pollution is close to the Daugava river - a river that discharges into the Baltic Sea and poses a danger to the nearby population.
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.
In the past the Vecdaugava River ran out of the Daugava River and made two ramifications.
It is in complete contradiction with the present knowledge that in all northern Latvia down to the Daugava River (Baltic) Finnic languages were spoken as late as around 1000 AD, while all of Curonia around the same time was inhabited by people who spoke Baltic languages.
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.