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Durbe

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Country  Latvia
Town rights  1893
Postal code  LV-3440
Area  160 ha
District  Durbe municipality
Time zone  EET (UTC+2)
Calling code  +371 634
Local time  Wednesday 8:12 AM
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Weather  1°C, Wind SW at 13 km/h, 83% Humidity

Durbe ( pronunciation ; German: Durben, Lithuanian: Durbė) is a town in Latvia. Durbe was first noted in 1260, when the Battle of Durbe occurred near Lake Durbe.

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Map of Durbe, Durbes pils%C4%93ta, Latvia

Town rights were granted to Durbe in 1893 and confirmed in 1917. Durbe manor served as the headquarters of a German brigade in 1917.

Town coat of arms was granted in 1925 - a silver apple tree. In Latvian folklore an apple tree is considered a magical source of youth and sympathy.

Notable people

Zigfrīds Anna Meierovics (1887 - 1925), Prime Minister of Latvia and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Latvia.

References

Durbe Wikipedia


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