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General information - Location

CountryLatvia
Location in country West
Location in EuropeNorth Europe
Coordinates (WGS84)Long: 24.1267,Lat: 56.9589 marker
Elevation12 meter above sea level
Local time15:53:57pm
Population659000 (1th largest city in country)
Name province/regionRīga

Nearest 5 places
Placename Distance Direction
1 Valdlauči6.5 km SouthSouthEast
2 Mārupe7.1 km SouthSouthWest
3 Dreiliņi7.5 km East
4 Rāmava8.7 km SouthSouthEast
5 Tīraine9.1 km SouthSouthWest

Nearest 3 capitals
Capitalname Country Distance Direction
1 RīgaLatvia0 km East
2 Vilnius   Lithuania262 km SouthSouthEast
3 Tallinn   Estonia276 km North

Characteristics - Physical Geography

The Gulf of Riga is the nearest seacoast with a distance of around 12 km (direction WestNorthWest).The place is situated in the rivercatchment named Daugava main - Lower - Aiviekste, Drysa, part of the larger catchment area Daugava. The nearest bigger lake is Ķīšezers (16.3 km2 at a distance of 5 km in NorthNorthEastern direction).

The most nearby international border is the Latvian-Lithuanian border with a straight distance of 68.9 km in Southern direction. The estimated travel distance is around 96 km.
Elevation around place: very low location (near sea level): 65%, low location: 35%, The hills are mainly southwestern orientated. The surroundings of the place is highly urbanised. The most common land use in the area is urban.
Nearby scheduled flights are operated from (national) airport Riga International Airport (at a distance of 10 km and direction SouthWest).

Landscape - Landuse (within 5km)

 Nature   0.5 km2 
 0.6% 
 Wet nature   0.4 km2 
 0.5% 
 Agriculture   2.3 km2 
 2.9% 
 Urban area   58.3 km2 
 74.2% 
 Infrastructure   1.3 km2 
 1.7% 
 Water - Lakes   7.8 km2 
 10% 

Climate - Temperature and Precipitation


Location of Rīga in country Latvia


Rīga at Physical map (height map)


Tourist information - Travel Guide

Nearest 3 UNESCO-sites
Name Country Distance Direction
1 Historic Centre of RigaLatvia0.8 km SouthWest
2 Kernavė Archaeological Site (Cultural Reserve of Kernavė)Lithuania236 km SouthSouthEast
3 Vilnius Historic CentreLithuania264 km SouthSouthEast

Nearest Natura2000-area
Sitename Country Distance Direction
JaunciemsLV7.2 km NorthEast

Social media - Maps

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Relief: Altitude classes in percent (within 5km)


Relief: slope classes in percent (within 5km)




Current weather at Vecrīga

Type of weather in Vecrīgaovercast clouds weericoon
Current temperature: 7 degrees Celcius
Rain last 3 hours : No precipitation
Wind: 5.66 mtr/sec (windforce - bft 4)
Wind direction: South
Air pressure: 997 mb
Humidity: 94 %
Daylength at 23 February 2024:10 hour and 6 minutes
Sunrise :06:34 Europe/Amsterdam
Sunset :16:40 Europe/Amsterdam

Weather coming 24 hours

Vecrīga - LV (longitude: 24.1267, latitude: 56.9589)
Distance weather station to place (direction NO): 0 Kilometers

16:00
6 degrees
999 mbar
light rainweericoon
19:00
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22:00
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1007 mbar
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1006 mbar
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7:00
6 degrees
1004 mbar
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10:00
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1001 mbar
light rainweericoon
13:00
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5 days Weather forecast: Temperature - Pressure and Precipitation

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