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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 time10:16:20am
Population659000 (1th largest city in country)
Name Rīga

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


Location of Rīga in country Latvia


Rīga at Physical map (height map)


Tourist information

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)




Webcams (Within 20km)

Name webcam: Riga › North-West

Current time

Local time screenshot during the day :2022-08-15 08:50:58
Placename webcam: Riga - Vidzeme - Latvia
Bings maps Riga

Name webcam: Riga: Radisson Blu Conference & Spa Hotel

Current time

Local time screenshot during the day :2022-08-15 09:11:42
Placename webcam: Riga - Vidzeme - Latvia
Bings maps Riga

Name webcam: Riga › North-West: Riga Radio and TV Tower - Zaķusala - Salu tilts. - Island Bridge - Daugava River

Current time


Current weather at Vecrīga

Type of weather in Vecrīgaclear sky weericoon
Current temperature: 25 degrees Celcius
Rain last 3 hours : No precipitation
Wind: 2.06 mtr/sec (windforce - bft 2)
Wind direction: East
Air pressure: 1014 mb
Humidity: 67 %
Daylength at 15 August 2022:15 hour and 15 minutes
Sunrise :04:50 Europe/Amsterdam
Sunset :20:05 Europe/Amsterdam

Weather coming hours

Vecrīga - LV (longitude: 24.1267, latitude: 56.9589)
Distance weather station to place (direction NNO): 0 Kilometers

11:00
27 degrees
1015 mbar
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14:00
26 degrees
1014 mbar
broken cloudsweericoon
17:00
23 degrees
1014 mbar
overcast cloudsweericoon
20:00
21 degrees
1014 mbar
light rainweericoon
23:00
20 degrees
1015 mbar
light rainweericoon









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