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see DvinaDvina
or Western Dvina,
Ger. Düna, Latvian Daugava, Rus. Zapadnaya Dvina, river, c.635 mi (1,020 km) long, in Russia, Belarus, and Latvia.
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 (Western Dvina), river.
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the name of the Zapadnaia Dvina River within the Latvian SSR.

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Meanwhile, the railway bridge on the Daugava River will have a total length of 1056 m and incorporate a slender design to blend in with the architecture of the city.
(68) This can only mean that the Danes had by that time left the lower reach of the Daugava River. Consequently the warfare in 1206 can be considered as a turning point in the history of Estonia and if we read the chronicle of Livonia from this point of view, some things become clearer.
Regional level Rules of Daugava River Basin Plan, regional Lielupe River Basin Plan, planning Ventas River Basin Plan, Gaujas River Basin Plan, 5 Planning regions with region development strategies etc.
Riga spreads south along the Daugava River, its skyline studded with church spires that gives it its soubriquet, the Paris of the Baltic.
Worthington wore a relaxed demeanour amidst the quiet, marble floored splendour of Northern Ireland's Radisson team hotel on the banks of the Daugava River yesterday afternoon.
Walk across the Akmens Bridge, which spans the Daugava River, and you'll get a good view of the city's landmarks.
Delegates from Riga have visited Cardiff to draw-up plans for the Andrejsala project on the banks of the Daugava River. This will involve preserving historic buildings and adding new attractions.
Situated on the banks of the Daugava river in north-eastern Europe, Riga is the largest and most successful city in the Baltic states.
There we learn about the building materials of Latvian castles--timber (late 12th-13th centuries), dolomite (north of the Daugava River and around the Gauja River) and erratic granite blocks brought to the Latvian area by a glacier sheet (in Courland, West Latvia, and in Vidzeme, Central Latvia).
A decree substantially enlarging the free port area, which is located along a 15 km stretch on both sides of the Daugava River, came into force this year.
My dark, run-down hotel sits dramatically on the bank of the Daugava River. There's one bathroom and one shower per floor.
The attack concentrates on the bridges of the Daugava River. This crucial event, which permitted the new nation to assert its right to exist, is much celebrated in the annals of Latvian history.