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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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In the former industrial town of Daugavpils, a group of teenagers hang out by the picturesque river Daugava. One of their friends has already left for Riga, but the others have no interest in the capital, which it is far bigger, busier -- and effectively bilingual.
The lifeblood of the River Daugava will always be a part of me now.
I took this photo in Riga, Latvia (on the Baltic Sea at the mouth of the River Daugava) during a visit in December 2015.
From the geographical aspect the Vecdaugava River is an arm of the River Daugava. In the past the Vecdaugava River ran out of the Daugava River and made two ramifications.
Designed by Latvian studios Didzis Jaunzems Architecture and Jaunromans un Abele, the structure is located in the Garden of Destiny overlooking the River Daugava, a park designed to celebrate the country's anniversaries and remember people who died in wars.
The army was also asked to help with a helicopter capable of dropping water from the nearby River Daugava.
Situated close to the Baltic Sea on the river Daugava, Riga, which has only been independent since 1991, boasts some breathtaking architecture, more than 40 museums and one of the best nightlife scenes in Europe.
In historical times (1206), according to Jannau, the Livonians in a narrower sense occupied the following territories: from Koknese (Kokenhusen) along the right side of the River Daugava (Western Dvina), Latvia, and the strand of the Bay of Riga continuing over the River Salaca (Salis) up to Parnu in Estonia (Jannau 1828 : 51).
Down by the banks of the River Daugava is the 368-metre TV Tower, the 10th highest building in the world.