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Daugava
The Daugava in Riga during winter
Origin Russia
Mouth Gulf of Riga, Baltic Sea
Basin countries Belarus, Latvia, Russia, Lithuania
Length 1020 km (634 mi)
Source elevation 221 m (725 ft)
Avg. discharge 678 m³/s (23,900 ft³/s)
Basin area 87,900 km² (33,900 mi²)
Daugava sunset in Riga.
Daugava in Riga summer.
Daugava in Riga summer.
The Swedish army bombarding the fortress of Daugavgriva at the Daugava's estuary in Latvia.
The Swedish army bombarding the fortress of Daugavgriva at the Daugava's estuary in Latvia.

The Daugava or Western Dvina (Latvian: Daugava, Russian: Западная Двина́ (Zapadnaya Dvina), Belarusian: Заходняя Дзвiна (Zahodniaja Dźvina), Polish: Dźwina, German: Düna, Estonian: Väina, Finnish: Väinänjoki ) is a river rising in the Valdai Hills, Russia, flowing through Russia, Belarus, and Latvia, draining into the Gulf of Riga in Latvia, an arm of the Baltic Sea. The total length of the river is 1,020 km (634 mi). Image File history File links Current_event_marker. ... Highlights The so-called iTunes Law, which Apple has called state-sponsored piracy, is approved by the French Parliament (coat of arms pictured). ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (2816 × 2112 pixel, file size: 1. ... [[ == Headline text == This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The Gulf of Riga The Gulf of Riga (or Bay of Riga, Latvian RÄ«gas jÅ«ras lÄ«cis, Estonian Liivi Laht) is a bay of the Baltic Sea between Latvia and Estonia. ... The Baltic Sea is located in Northern Europe, from 53°N to 66°N latitude and from 20°E to 26°E longitude. ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... [[ == Headline text == This article does not cite its references or sources. ... In hydrology, the discharge of a river is the volume of water transported by it in a certain amount of time. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 489 pixel Image in higher resolution (2848 × 1742 pixel, file size: 968 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Own photograph File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Daugava... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 489 pixel Image in higher resolution (2848 × 1742 pixel, file size: 968 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Own photograph File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Daugava... Coordinates: Founded 1201 Government  - Mayor Jānis Birks Area  - City 307. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Coordinates: Founded 1201 Government  - Mayor Jānis Birks Area  - City 307. ... Image File history File links Ustdvinsk. ... Image File history File links Ustdvinsk. ... The Swedish army bombarding the fortress of Dünamünde. ... Río Peralonso - El Zulia (Norte de Santander), Colombia River Gambia flowing through Niokolokoba National Park Nevėžis River in Lithuania A river is a natural waterway usually formed by water derived from either precipitation or glacial meltwater, and flows from higher ground to lower ground. ... Valdai Hills (Russian: Валда́йская возвы́шенность or Валда́й) are an upland region in north-west of central Russia running north-south, about midway between St. ... The Gulf of Riga The Gulf of Riga (or Bay of Riga, Latvian RÄ«gas jÅ«ras lÄ«cis, Estonian Liivi Laht) is a bay of the Baltic Sea between Latvia and Estonia. ... The Baltic Sea is located in Northern Europe, from 53°N to 66°N latitude and from 20°E to 26°E longitude. ...


It is connected by a canal with Berezina and Dnieper rivers. Categories: Rivers of Belarus | Belarus-related stubs ... This article is about the river. ...


It is not to be confused with Northern Dvina. The Northern Dvina (Се́верная Двина́) is a river in Northern Russia flowing through the Vologda Oblast and Arkhangelsk Oblast into the Dvina Bay of the White Sea. ...


There are three hydroelectric dams on the river - Rīgas HES just upstream from Riga or 35 km from the mouth of the river, Ķeguma HES another 35 km further up or 70 km from the mouth, and Pļaviņu HES another 37 km upstream or 107 km from the mouth. A fourth one, Daugavpils HES, has been planned but has always faced strong criticism. Belarus currently plans to build several hydroelectric dams on the Belarusian part of Daugava. Hydraulic turbine and electrical generator. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Rigas Hydroelectric Power Plant (RÄ«gas HES (hidroelektrostacija)) is located just beyond Rigas southern border. ... Coordinates: Founded 1201 Government  - Mayor Jānis Birks Area  - City 307. ...

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Ecological catastrophy of 2007

In late March 2007, a pipe for diesel transport, located in Belarus and belonging to a Russian company Запад-Транснефте-продукт failed, ejecting more than 100 tons of diesel into the river. Currently more than 100 km of Daugava's basin located in Latvia is covered in diesel. Rudolf Christian Karl Diesel (1858-1913), inventor of the diesel engine. ...


Cities by Daugava

Daugavpils (Belarusian Дзьвінск Dźvinsk, Russian Двинcк Dvinsk, Lithuanian Daugpilis, German Dünaburg, Polish Dźwinów, DźwiÅ„sk or Dyneburg, Yiddish דענענבורג Denenburg), population 115,265 in 2000 census) is the second largest city in Latvia. ... JÄ“kabpils (German: Jakobstadt) is a city in Latvia roughly halfway between RÄ«ga and Daugavpils. ... Aizkraukle (German: ) is a town in central Latvia. ... Ogre (population 26,573 in 2000 census) is a town in Central Latvia, 36 km east of the capital Riga, situated at the confluence of the Daugava and Ogre rivers. ... Salaspils (population 21,106 in the census of 2000, known as Kirchholm until 1917), is a town 18 km south-east of Riga in Latvia, on the western bank of Daugava river. ... Coordinates: Founded 1201 Government  - Mayor Jānis Birks Area  - City 307. ... Velizh (Polish: Wieliź) is a city in Belarus. ... Coat of arms of Vitebsk. ... Polatsk (Belarusian: По́лацак, По́лацк, also spelt as Polacak; Polish: PoÅ‚ock; Russian: По́лоцк, also transliterated as Polotsk, Polotzk, Polock) is the most historic city in Belarus, situated on the Dvina river. ... Boris stone near Cathedral of St. ...

Main tributaries

The Aiviekste is a river in Latvia. ... Pałata (Belarusian: ) is river in Belarus and Russia, a tributary of the Western Dvina river. ... Kasplya is a river in Russia and Belarus, a left tributary of Daugava. ... Mezha River (Russian: река́ Межа́) is a river in Tver Oblast of Russia. ...

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Daugava, also Western Dvina (Russian, Zapadnaya Dvina), river in north-eastern Europe, which rises in the Valday Hills in north-western Russia and...
The principal river is the Daugava River, which originates in Russia.
Located on the Daugava River, near its mouth on the Gulf of Riga (an arm of the Baltic Sea), the city is a major seaport...
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The Daugava or Western Dvina (Latvian: Daugava, German Düna, Belarusan: Заходняя Дзьвіна, Russian: За́падная Двина́, Finnish Väinä) is a river rising in the Valdai Hills, flowing through Russia and Belarus, and then Latvia, draining into the Gulf of Riga, an arm of the Baltic Sea.
Riga (Rīga in Latvian), the capital of Latvia, is situated on the Baltic Sea coast on the mouth of River Daugava, at 56°58′ N 24°8′ E. Riga is the largest city in the Baltic States and serves as a major cultural, educational, political, financial, commercial and industrial...
Ogre (population 26,573 in 2000 census) is a town in Central Latvia, 36 km east of Riga, situated at the confluence of the Daugava and Ogre rivers.
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