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  • Riga (Latvian: Rīga; Livonian: Rīgõ) is the capital of Latvia and is home to 632,614 inhabitants (2019), which is a third of Latvia's population. Being significantly larger than other cities of Latvia, Riga is the country's primate city. It is also the largest city in the three Baltic states and is home to one-tenth of the three Baltic states' combined population. The city lies on the Gulf of Riga at the mouth of the Daugava river where it meets the Baltic Sea. Riga's territory covers 307.17 km2 and lies 1–10 m above sea level, on a flat and sandy plain.

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. Riga was the European Capital of Culture during 2014.

One theory about the origin of the name Riga is that it is a corrupted borrowing from the Liv ringa meaning loop, referring to the ancient natural harbour formed by the tributary loop of the Daugava River. The other is that Riga owes its name to this already-established role in commerce between East and West, as a borrowing of the Latvian rija, for threshing barn, the "j" becoming a "g" in German — notably, Riga is called Rie by English geographer Richard Hakluyt (1589), and German historian Dionysius Fabricius (1610) confirms the origin of Riga from rija. Another theory could be that Riga was named after Riege, the German name for the River Rīdzene, a tributary of the Daugava.

Another theory is that Riga's name is introduced by the bishop Albert, initiator of christening and conquest of Livonian and Baltic people. He introduced also an explanation of city name as derived from Latin rigata ("irrigated") that symbolizes an "irrigation of dry pagan souls by Christianity". Shot by @marigladkaya. #rīga #riga #рига #oldriga #rigaoldtown #oldtownriga #vecriga #vecrīga #стараярига #rigaphotos #rigainmycolours #rigainsta #rigalatvia #rigacity #rigailoveyou
  • Riga (Latvian: Rīga; Livonian: Rīgõ) is the capital of Latvia and is home to 632,614 inhabitants (2019), which is a third of Latvia's population. Being significantly larger than other cities of Latvia, Riga is the country's primate city. It is also the largest city in the three Baltic states and is home to one-tenth of the three Baltic states' combined population. The city lies on the Gulf of Riga at the mouth of the Daugava river where it meets the Baltic Sea. Riga's territory covers 307.17 km2 and lies 1–10 m above sea level, on a flat and sandy plain.

    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. Riga was the European Capital of Culture during 2014.

    One theory about the origin of the name Riga is that it is a corrupted borrowing from the Liv ringa meaning loop, referring to the ancient natural harbour formed by the tributary loop of the Daugava River. The other is that Riga owes its name to this already-established role in commerce between East and West, as a borrowing of the Latvian rija, for threshing barn, the "j" becoming a "g" in German — notably, Riga is called Rie by English geographer Richard Hakluyt (1589), and German historian Dionysius Fabricius (1610) confirms the origin of Riga from rija. Another theory could be that Riga was named after Riege, the German name for the River Rīdzene, a tributary of the Daugava.

    Another theory is that Riga's name is introduced by the bishop Albert, initiator of christening and conquest of Livonian and Baltic people. He introduced also an explanation of city name as derived from Latin rigata ("irrigated") that symbolizes an "irrigation of dry pagan souls by Christianity". Shot by @marigladkaya. #rīga #riga #рига #oldriga #rigaoldtown #oldtownriga #vecriga #vecrīga #стараярига #rigaphotos #rigainmycolours #rigainsta #rigalatvia #rigacity #rigailoveyou
  • 1,764 16 16 hours ago
  • If you would have to make a Toast for Rīga - what Toast would you make? Let us know in the comments 😀😊! Pic by @anyapolden ❤️
#Riga #Latvia
  • If you would have to make a Toast for Rīga - what Toast would you make? Let us know in the comments 😀😊! Pic by @anyapolden ❤️
    #Riga #Latvia
  • 3,094 42 12 hours ago
  • Let's forget that the summer is coming to an end, but are you excited for Autumn!? I am! Those moody Rīga mornings with a beautiful fog, that added mystery... Those colourful leafs all around 😍
Picture by @egonslacis ♥️
#Riga #Latvia
  • Let's forget that the summer is coming to an end, but are you excited for Autumn!? I am! Those moody Rīga mornings with a beautiful fog, that added mystery... Those colourful leafs all around 😍
    Picture by @egonslacis ♥️
    #Riga #Latvia
  • 3,472 26 23 August, 2019
  • Do you like this place? #rigatraveltour
Tag someone or comment if you like this!
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On a photo You can see The Dome Cathedral ⛪
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You can find this place on The Herdera laukums 6📍
  • Do you like this place? #rigatraveltour
    Tag someone or comment if you like this!
    📸 @vovan_photoman

    On a photo You can see The Dome Cathedral ⛪

    You can find this place on The Herdera laukums 6📍
  • 848 31 22 August, 2019
  • Do you like this place? #rigatraveltour
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On a photo You can see The Dome Cathedral ⛪
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Photo was taken from The other side of the river Daugava ⛵
  • Do you like this place? #rigatraveltour
    Tag someone or comment if you like this!
    📸 @ponyimmortal

    On a photo You can see The Dome Cathedral ⛪

    Photo was taken from The other side of the river Daugava ⛵
  • 387 4 10 hours ago

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  • #vacation #onemonthlater

Riga, Latvia, was our first mid-day arrival on the cruise, so it was a chance to sleep in and catch up after the jet lag and two rise-and-shine port excursions. That might have contributed to a more laidback vibe in Riga. The ship docked close enough to the old town that we could walk. It also was the first port where we didn’t sign up for one of the ship excursions; we just found our way into the ancient central square and signed up with a local tour company. We were the only two on the English tour, so that added to the personal touch.

The key attractions and the logistics of the cruise docking placed the emphasis on the historic sections of the towns we visited, but cruising in at mid-day we got a glimpse of modern Riga, with a few skyscrapers and an artistic suspension bridge.

One of our first stops was the town hall, where we could see the key to the city, encased in glass near the door. Our guide told us that the original key had been taken to Moscow during the Soviet era and the Russians wouldn’t give it back; so the townspeople donated house keys that were melted down and used to forge a new key (about a meter long). It was a small testament to the resiliency of the people and their determination to forge their own path in this new era. Of course, they might also draw encouragement from Black Balsam, the local drink of ancient origin that is quite invigorating (the ingredients are not secret under EU regulations, but the formula is). A couple of shots on the tour certainly put a pep in our step.  #cruise #BalticSea #Riga #Latvia @vegan.travel
  • #vacation #onemonthlater

    Riga, Latvia, was our first mid-day arrival on the cruise, so it was a chance to sleep in and catch up after the jet lag and two rise-and-shine port excursions. That might have contributed to a more laidback vibe in Riga. The ship docked close enough to the old town that we could walk. It also was the first port where we didn’t sign up for one of the ship excursions; we just found our way into the ancient central square and signed up with a local tour company. We were the only two on the English tour, so that added to the personal touch.

    The key attractions and the logistics of the cruise docking placed the emphasis on the historic sections of the towns we visited, but cruising in at mid-day we got a glimpse of modern Riga, with a few skyscrapers and an artistic suspension bridge.

    One of our first stops was the town hall, where we could see the key to the city, encased in glass near the door. Our guide told us that the original key had been taken to Moscow during the Soviet era and the Russians wouldn’t give it back; so the townspeople donated house keys that were melted down and used to forge a new key (about a meter long). It was a small testament to the resiliency of the people and their determination to forge their own path in this new era. Of course, they might also draw encouragement from Black Balsam, the local drink of ancient origin that is quite invigorating (the ingredients are not secret under EU regulations, but the formula is). A couple of shots on the tour certainly put a pep in our step. #cruise #BalticSea #Riga #Latvia @vegan.travel
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  • Last day in #Riga before going back to Cali 🇱🇻 #Latvia
  • Last day in #Riga before going back to Cali 🇱🇻 #Latvia
  • 18 0 3 hours ago
  • Just came back from a boat tripp to Riga, a lovely town that I hope to visit again. For the first time I tried Rigas Sparkeling Wine and a very nice experience it was, love to drink it again.

#tallinksilja #riga #loveriga #piebalgasalus #rigas
  • Just came back from a boat tripp to Riga, a lovely town that I hope to visit again. For the first time I tried Rigas Sparkeling Wine and a very nice experience it was, love to drink it again.

    #tallinksilja #riga #loveriga #piebalgasalus #rigas
  • 5 0 3 hours ago
  • Если август - вечер воскресенья, то последняя неделя августа - ночь с воскресенья на понедельник.
Хочется жадно наслаждаться красками природы, ловить теплые лучи и настроение лета, больше времени проводить на свежем воздухе и дышать, дышать им - летом!
Нам повезло, впереди ещё бабье лето, как последняя возможность напитаться теплом!
Да и осень открывает нам большое количество возможностей и спектр новых эмоций!
Но последняя неделя августа по особенному магическая 💜

#лето #август #summer #august
  • Если август - вечер воскресенья, то последняя неделя августа - ночь с воскресенья на понедельник.
    Хочется жадно наслаждаться красками природы, ловить теплые лучи и настроение лета, больше времени проводить на свежем воздухе и дышать, дышать им - летом!
    Нам повезло, впереди ещё бабье лето, как последняя возможность напитаться теплом!
    Да и осень открывает нам большое количество возможностей и спектр новых эмоций!
    Но последняя неделя августа по особенному магическая 💜

    #лето #август #summer #august
  • 5 1 3 hours ago
  • Saldējums ir vienmēr laba ideja 😍😏
  • Saldējums ir vienmēr laba ideja 😍😏
  • 51 2 8 hours ago
  • Jau kopš bērnības ļoti patikušas smilgas - to smarža, kā tās mirdz saulē un viļņojas vējā, gluži kā zelta jūra. 🌾
  • Jau kopš bērnības ļoti patikušas smilgas - to smarža, kā tās mirdz saulē un viļņojas vējā, gluži kā zelta jūra. 🌾
  • 81 1 12 hours ago