Monday, December 15, 2014

Rīga


Latvia, Riga 25-8-2013

New unwritten postcard, i got when i was visiting this beautiful Baltic city.
Riga is the capital and largest city of Latvia., also  the largest city of the Baltic states and home to more than one third of Latvia's population.
The city lies on the Gulf of Riga, at the mouth of the Daugava.
Riga was founded in 1201 and is a former Hanseatic League member. Riga's historical centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site,
noted for its Art Nouveau/Jugendstil architecture and 19th century wooden architecture.
The city is the European Capital of Culture during 2014, along with Umeå in Sweden.
top leftcorner on postcard is Latvian Academy of Art, to right is House of Blackheads, down left Riga Castle, down right corner Riga city council.


Republic of Latvia
Capital: Riga
Population: 1 990 300(2014)

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