Facts About Ventspils
Ventspils was historically known as Windau in German.
In 2004, Ventspils was a host city for a multi-national naval exercise called Baltic Operations XXXIII.
Ventspils is twinned with: Stralsund, Germany; Lorient, France; Polatsk and Navapolatsk, Belarus; Ningbo, China & Västervik, Sweden.
Ventspils (Windau) is one of the starting towns of the State of the Teutonic Order in the turn-based strategy game Medieval II: Total War: Kingdoms, release on 28 August 2007.
Ventspils is a city in northwestern Latvia in the historical Courland region of Latvia,
Every winter Ventspils hosts the awarding ceremony of the Latvian Radio broadcast Musical Bank and the televised national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest.
Ventspils received its town rights in 1378.
The city’s name literally means “castle on the Venta”.
Ventspils is the sixth-largest city in Lativa.
The population of Ventspils is 34,377, as of 2019.