10 Interesting Facts About Daugavpils

Interesting Facts About Daugavpils

Facts About Daugavpils

  1. There are around 140 Streets in Daugavpils.
  2. Daugavpils is a city in south-eastern Latvia, located on the banks of the Daugava River, from which the city gets its name.
  3. Daugavpils is the second-largest city in the country after the capital Riga.
  4. There are around 14 lakes in Daugavpils.
  5. The town’s history began in 1275 when the Livonian Order built Dünaburg Castle.
  6. Daugavpils is twinned with: Alaverdi, Armenia; Babruysk, Belarus; Batumi, Georgia; Central Administrative Okrug, Russia; Ferrara, Italy; Harbin, China; Kharkiv, Ukraine; Lida, Belarus; Magdeburg, Germany; Motala, Sweden; Naro-Fominsk, Russia; Panevėžys, Lithuania; Pskov, Russia; Radom, Poland; Ramla, Israel; Saint Petersburg, Russia; Vagharshapat, Armenia; Vitebsk, Belarus.
  7. Daugavpils received town rights in 1582.
  8. The Population of Daugavpils is 82,604, as of 2019.
  9. Daugavpils has changed its name 5 times over the last few years: From 1275 until 1656, it was known as Dunaburg, from 1656 to 1667 it was known as Borisoglesk, from 1667 to 1893 it was known as Dinaburg, from 1893 to 1920 it was known as Dvinsk and from 1920 to present it’s known as Daugavpils.
  10. On 16 April 2010, an assassin shot vice-mayor Grigorijs Ņemcovs in the centre of the city. He died almost immediately and the crime remains unsolved.
Facts About Daugavpils
Interesting Facts About Daugavpils