Riga is the financial, creative, and cultural center of . It is the capital and the largest city in Latvia, it is also the largest city in the .

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Old Riga — in Latvian — is the old town of , here defined as the area east of Daugava river, south of Krisjana Valdemara iela, west of the city canal and north of the railway that crosses Daugava.

is a district in , right northeast of the .

is a part of , here defined as the eastern bank of the Daugava river minus and .

, which literally means "over Daugava" or "across the Daugava", is a part of , comprising the west bank of Daugava river.

Landmarks in the Area

The Freedom Monument is a memorial located in , , honouring soldiers killed during the Latvian War of Independence. Photo: Mettmann, CC BY 3.0.

Riga Cathedral is the Evangelical Lutheran cathedral in , Latvia. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

St. Peter's Church is a Lutheran church in , the capital of , dedicated to Saint Peter. Photo: Moralist, Public domain.

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House of the Blackheads is a building situated in the of , . Photo: Diliff, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Localities in the Area

Iļģuciems is one of the older neighbourhoods situated in the side of . is situated 3½ km northwest of Riga. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Dārzciems is a neighborhood of located in the Latgale suburb in the southeastern part of the right bank of the Daugava river. is situated 4½ km east of Riga. Photo: Olgerts V, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Grīziņkalns is a neighbourhood of , the capital of . is situated 3 km northeast of Riga.

Vecrīga is the historical center of , , located on the east side of Daugava River. Photo: Christopher Walker, CC BY 2.0.


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