Daugavpils


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Daugavpils

(Latvian ˈdaʊɡafˌpils)
n
(Placename) a city in SE Latvia on the Western Dvina River: founded in 1274 by Teutonic Knights; ruled by Poland (1559–1772) and Russia (1772–1915); retaken by the Russians in 1940. Pop: 112 609 (2002 est). German name (until 1893): Dünaburg Former Russian name (1893–1920): Dvinsk

Dau•gav•pils

(ˈdaʊ gɑfˌpils)

n.
a city in SE Latvia, on the Dvina. 128,200. Russian, Dvinsk.
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TALLINN, Aug 9 (LETA--BNS) - The Estonian operator of intercity buses Lux Express recently started carrying passengers between Riga and Daugavpils, the Latvian Road Transport Administration, however, demands the Estonian operator cease the operation, Postimees reports.
Although Daugavpils certainly has its share of haunted, Soviet-era architecture, I found a city that was up and coming with a palpable sense of pride, as well as having a bit of chip on its shoulder because of how others, including both foreigners and Latvians, saw the place.
Painted Matryoshka dolls, or Russian nesting dolls, are pictured in the Centre of Russian Culture in Daugavpils, Latvia.
RIGA, Aug 7 (LETA) Coverage of regional hospitals in Latvia's eastern Latgale regions is quite good, and patients can be transferred from Daugavpils hospital to other hospitals, said Health Inspectorate's director Indra Dreika in an interview with commercial LNT television today.
The Harmony Party took over power in Latvia's second largest city Daugavpils as Andrejs Elksnins, the leader of Harmony Party's list in recent local elections in Daugavpils, was elected the city's mayor on Tuesday June 27.
During the international conference Business in Daugavpils and Latgale Special Economic Zone (SEZ), a cooperation agreement between Latgale SEZ and Vitebsk Free Economic Zone (FEZ) in Belarus was signed.