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Saulkrasti

Saulkrasti

City in Latvia

Saulkrasti is a town in Latvia on the east coast of the Gulf of Riga and the capital of the Saulkrasti municipality. Made up of a number of historic fishing settlements, the town stretches for some 17 km from the Inčupe river in the south to the village of Skulte in the north.

Part of the territory of Saulkrasti Municipality is taken up by the nature park “Piejūra”, the seacoast section stretches for 17 km and is interesting with its diversity – from the “singing” sand in Lilaste to the stony seashore of Zvejniekciems. It is also possible to view the most enchanting sunsets in Saulkrasti.

Timeline

2009
In line with the local government reform, the town of Saulkrasti with the adjacent rural area became the Saulkrasti Municipality.
1991
Saulkrasti was granted the status of a town in 1991.
1937
The arrangement and construction works of the Skulte Port on the Vidzeme Shoreline were started.
1930
The Saulkrasti section of the Rīga-Rūjiena railway line was opened, facilitating the growth in popularity of the Vidzeme Shoreline, including Saulkrasti.
1800
Duke Karl von Reitern of Lēdurga built the first summer cottages and created a new bathing place, which he named Neubad (Neibāde).
1229
The first records on the area of Saulkrasti may be found in the Livonian Chronicle of Henry. It describes a small Livonian villages on the seashore, inhabited by adamant Livonians.

Further Resources

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Saulkrasti, The White Dune

Web

May 16, 2020

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