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Facts About Olaine
Olaine is twinned with: Karlskoga, Sweden; Nowa Sarzyna, Poland; Ödeshög, Sweden; Riihimäki, Finland & Vadstena, Sweden.
Olaine is home of Olainfarm, the second-largest pharmaceutical company in Latvia.
The history of Olaine is closely connected to a nearby peat bog first taken into use in 1940.
The name comes from the Saint Olai Church, built by the Misa river under Swedish rule in the 17th century.
n 1919 “Olai” was renamed to “Olaine”, in line with the Latvianisation of topological names all over Latvia.
Olaine received its town rights in 1967.
Olaine is a city in Latvia and the capital of the Olaine Municipality.