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'''Jelgava''' [http://www.jelgava.lv/] (German: ''Mitau'') is a city in [[Latvia]] about 41 km southwest of [[Riga]].
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==Understand==
 
==Understand==
 
It is useful to understand that although from 1940 to 1991 Latvia was a constituent republic of the USSR, the official language is Latvian. However, a significant minority (up to 40% nationwide and possibly just over 50% in the capital Riga) is Russian speaking. The majority of ethnic Latvians living in the city, not only those old enough to have attended school during Soviet times, can also speak and understand Russian. However, many prefer to converse in Latvian. English and also German are widely understood at places regularly visited by tourists and foreigners but you may be out of luck when leaving the city centre or visiting places off the beaten track.
 
It is useful to understand that although from 1940 to 1991 Latvia was a constituent republic of the USSR, the official language is Latvian. However, a significant minority (up to 40% nationwide and possibly just over 50% in the capital Riga) is Russian speaking. The majority of ethnic Latvians living in the city, not only those old enough to have attended school during Soviet times, can also speak and understand Russian. However, many prefer to converse in Latvian. English and also German are widely understood at places regularly visited by tourists and foreigners but you may be out of luck when leaving the city centre or visiting places off the beaten track.
  
 
==Get in==
 
==Get in==
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===By bus===
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A bus line from Riga, 45-50min for approx. 1,5Ls
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===By train===
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* There is a train service that extends to all parts of the country as well as other big cities like [[Saint Petersburg]]. However, the tickets do not include information about the time and place to catch the train, that information must be looked up on the train departures info table.
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Electric train line from Riga in 50min for 1,45Ls (2013/06).
  
 
===By boat===
 
===By boat===
  
Jelgava is in coast of river Lielupe. River Lielupe is connect to Baltic see.
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Jelgava is in coast of river Lielupe. River Lielupe is connect to Baltic sea.
  
 
===By car===
 
===By car===
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* Taxi
 
* Taxi
  
* There are no trams, trolley buses or metro in Jegava. There is very good bus line. Line 1 will take you from one end of city to another.  
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* There are no trains, trolley buses or metro in Jeglava. There is a very good bus line. Line 1 will take you from one part of the city to another.  
  
* There is a train service that extends to all parts of the country as well as other big cities like [[Saint Petersburg (Russia)|Saint Petersburg]]. However, the tickets do not include information about the time and place to catch the train, that information must be looked up on the train departures info table.
 
  
 
==See==
 
==See==
  
Palace on the island of river Lielupe. Similar palace to Rundales and Winter Palace in St.Peterburg, created by Bartolomeo Rastrelli.
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'''Palace on the island''' of river Lielupe. Similar palace to Rundales and Winter Palace in St.Peterburg, created by Bartolomeo Rastrelli.
Academia Petrina - currently museum. Several interesting churchies.
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'''Academia Petrina''' — currently museum. Several interesting churches.
  
==Get out==  
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==Do==
  
There is few clubs/pubs.
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===Parachute jumps===
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It's possible to do tandem or solo skydives at Jelgava airfield.  
  
Most popular are
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More information at Latvian FreeFly Peppers website [http://www.freefly.lv/skydiving/tandem/]
'''Tonuss''' - club, with several halls. Place with a lot of young people.
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'''Jelgavas Četri Balti Krekli''' - club where play only Latvian music
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==Get Educated==
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==Learn==
  
"Brainstorm", probably the most popular rock-band from Eastern Europe, has emerged from a craddle called Jelgavas 1. vidusskola (Secondary School No 1), where also such National talents as A. Skrastins, A. Vaznis, E. Radzina, A. Skele, E. Repse have made their first steps in the world of fame.  
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"Brainstorm", probably the most popular rock-band from Eastern Europe, has emerged from a cradle called Jelgavas 1. vidusskola (Secondary School No 1), where also such National talents as A. Skrastins, A. Vaznis, E. Radzina, A. Skele, E. Repse have made their first steps in the world of fame.  
  
Latvijas Lauksaimniecibas Universitāte - University of Agriculture of Latvia is a well recognized university.  
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Latvijas Lauksaimniecibas Universitāte University of Agriculture of Latvia is a well recognized university.  
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==Buy==
  
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==Eat==
  
===By boat===
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==Drink==
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There is few clubs/pubs.
  
Jelgava is in coast of river Lielupe. River Lielupe is connect to Baltic see.
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Most popular are
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'''Tonuss''' — club, with several halls. Place with a lot of young people.
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'''Jelgavas Četri Balti Krekli''' — club where play only Latvian music
  
  
  
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==Sleep==
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==Get out==
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{{isPartOf|Zemgale}}
  
 
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[[WikiPedia:Jelgava]]

Latest revision as of 08:49, 21 June 2013

Jelgava [1] (German: Mitau) is a city in Latvia about 41 km southwest of Riga.

Understand[edit]

It is useful to understand that although from 1940 to 1991 Latvia was a constituent republic of the USSR, the official language is Latvian. However, a significant minority (up to 40% nationwide and possibly just over 50% in the capital Riga) is Russian speaking. The majority of ethnic Latvians living in the city, not only those old enough to have attended school during Soviet times, can also speak and understand Russian. However, many prefer to converse in Latvian. English and also German are widely understood at places regularly visited by tourists and foreigners but you may be out of luck when leaving the city centre or visiting places off the beaten track.

Get in[edit]

By bus[edit]

A bus line from Riga, 45-50min for approx. 1,5Ls

By train[edit]

  • There is a train service that extends to all parts of the country as well as other big cities like Saint Petersburg. However, the tickets do not include information about the time and place to catch the train, that information must be looked up on the train departures info table.

Electric train line from Riga in 50min for 1,45Ls (2013/06).

By boat[edit]

Jelgava is in coast of river Lielupe. River Lielupe is connect to Baltic sea.

By car[edit]

You can rent taxi (if arrive from Riga or Riga airport).

Get around[edit]

  • Taxi
  • There are no trains, trolley buses or metro in Jeglava. There is a very good bus line. Line 1 will take you from one part of the city to another.


See[edit][add listing]

Palace on the island of river Lielupe. Similar palace to Rundales and Winter Palace in St.Peterburg, created by Bartolomeo Rastrelli. Academia Petrina — currently museum. Several interesting churches.

Do[edit][add listing]

Parachute jumps[edit]

It's possible to do tandem or solo skydives at Jelgava airfield.

More information at Latvian FreeFly Peppers website [2]

Learn[edit]

"Brainstorm", probably the most popular rock-band from Eastern Europe, has emerged from a cradle called Jelgavas 1. vidusskola (Secondary School No 1), where also such National talents as A. Skrastins, A. Vaznis, E. Radzina, A. Skele, E. Repse have made their first steps in the world of fame.

Latvijas Lauksaimniecibas Universitāte — University of Agriculture of Latvia is a well recognized university.

Buy[edit][add listing]

Eat[edit][add listing]

Drink[edit][add listing]

There is few clubs/pubs.

Most popular are Tonuss — club, with several halls. Place with a lot of young people. Jelgavas Četri Balti Krekli — club where play only Latvian music


Sleep[edit][add listing]

Get out[edit]

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