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Brief information about the Daugavpils

Daugavpils Daugavpils (Latvian pronunciation: [ˈdaʊɡaʊpils]; Latgalian: Daugpiļs [ˈdaʊkʲpʲilʲsʲ]; Russian: Даугавпилс [ˈdaʊɡəfpʲɪls]; Polish: Dyneburg; see other names) is a city in south-eastern Latvia, located on the banks of the Daugava River, where the city gets its name.

It's the second-largest city in the nation following the capital Riga, which is located some 230 kilometres (143 kilometers ) to its north-west. Daugavpils is located relatively near Belarus and Lithuania (distances of 33 km (21 mi) and 25 km (16 mi) respectively), plus some 120 km (75 mi) in the Latvian border with Russia.

Daugavpils is a railway junction and industrial center and is located between Riga and Minsk, and between Warsaw and Saint Petersburg. Daugavpils was Polish Livonia while in Poland's capital. Following the partition of Poland in 1772, the city became a part of the Empire.

With Poles and Latvians being significant minorities since the Second World War, it has maintained an inhabitants. German historically and Yiddish were notable languages that are native.