Life in
Ogre city

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Outside!

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Relaxation on
Daugava

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Interesting facts

  1. The only terrestrial beacon in the world and an exposition dedicated to the world-famous director who was born in Latvia, Sergejs Eizenšteins, can be seen at the Cinema Station in Ķeipene.
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  1. The oldest settlements in the Northern Europe are located along the banks of the river Daugava between Ikšķile and Ciemupe.
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  1. The ruins of the oldest sacred stone building in the Baltic States are located on the St. Meinhard Island.
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  4. Tīnūži, which is located in Ikšķile Municipality, is the geographical centre of Latvia and the Baltic States.

 

 

  1. The only museum of girl guides and boy scouts in the Baltic States is located in Ogre.
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  1. The pedestrian bridge in Ogre is the biggest arch bridge in Latvia.
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  5. The Holy Spirit Orthodox Church of Ikšķile is the smallest Orthodox church in Latvia, next to which one of the oldest cemeteries in Latvia, which still continue to bury the dead, is located.

 

 

  1. The most modern public observatory with the biggest telescope in Latvia is located in Suntaži.
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  1. The railway line Riga–Dinaburg (now Riga–Daugavpils), which crosses Ogre and Ikšķile Municipalities, is the first railway line in Latvia that was built in 1861.
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  1. The highest swing in Latvia is located at the Swing Park in Ķeipene Rural Territory.
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  5. The resident of Ikšķile Linards Liberts produces lemonades, syrups, wines, sparkling wines, and even birch vodka from birch sap.
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  9. SierŠtelle in Ogre produces 31 various homemade cheeses.
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  1. Many excellent personalities in Latvia have lived in Ogre and Ikšķile Municipalities: painters Vilhelms Purvītis, Kārlis Hūns, Jānis Kuga, Kārlis Brencēns, and Eduards Brencēns, the composer Kārlis Kažociņš, the opera singer Pauls Sakss, writers Sudrabu Edžus and Kārlis Jēkabsons, as well as the general of the Latvian army Rūdolfs Bangerskis. The memorials dedicated to these people still continue to honour them.
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Date: 06 / 08 / 2020
Aisma, Askolds