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Facts About Saldus
The city is often referred to as “the Bowl of Courland”. This is because of a famous quote by Māris Čaklais: “A drop of honey in the bowl of Courland”.
As of January 2019, Saldus is the 17th-largest town in Latvia according to population data.
Saldus received its town rights in 1917.
The official hymn of the city, written by Ēriks Ķiģelis and Māris Čaklais, is ‘’Saldus saule’’.
Saldus is twinned with: Paide, Estonia; Mažeikiai, Lithuania; Šilutė, Lithuania; Liederbach am Taunus, Germany; Lidingö, Sweden; Stargard, Poland; Sergiyev Posad, Russia; Villebon-Sur-Yvette, France; Sankt Andrä, Austria; Las Rozas Del Madrid, Spain; Volda, Norway; Tsqaltubo, Georgia & Florești, Moldova
Saldus is geographically located in the ‘Austrumkursas’ Highlands and is the biggest city in the Highlands.
early Rock festival ‘Saldus Saule’ makes Saldus a well-known city in and around Latvia. The first “Saldus saule” took place in 1987.
The name Saldus has been noted in historical sources as far back as the mid-13th century.
Saldus is a Latvian town located in Courland and is the main town.
The Population of Saldus is 9,937, as of 2019.