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Ogre region

Ogre Municipality

Formed on 1st July 2009 by uniting Ogre Municipality (Ogre Town and Ogresgals) and rural territories of Krape, Ķeipene, Laubere, Madliena, Mazozoli, Meņģele, Suntaži, and Taurupe.

The total area of the municipality: 993.4  km²

Number of inhabitants in the  municipality: 38,944 (2011)

Number of inhabitants in the town: 26,760 (2011)

River Ogre un river Daugava

 

Ogre is situated at the confluence of the Daugava and Ogre rivers. It has been a town since 1928. Ogre is composed of three parts: Jaunogre (meaning "New Ogre"), Ogre (the centre of the town), and Pārogre (meaning "Ogre across [the river]" though not all of the named region is across the river).

Arched pedestrian bridge

 

The name of Ogre comes from the Ogre river. The Ogre village was first mentioned in 1206, called Oger in German. In 1861, when a railway Riga–Daugavpils was built, Riga's residents started to build summer-cottages here. In 1862 Ogre became a health resort.

The Town's Coat of arms was granted in 1938 and shows the beautiful river and pinewoods of Ogre.


Nature Park Ogres Zilie kalni (Ogre Blue Hills)

 

There is a cultural centre, an art school and a music school in Ogre. It has 3 Latvian language schools, and 1 Russian language school - Jaunogres vidusskola.

 

The town also has a cemetery with the remains of German soldiers who died during the First and Second World Wars, or died in captivity between 1944 and 1951.

 

Historical Buildings and Ogre Town Square

 

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Date: 25 / 11 / 2020
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