The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



an urban-type settlement in Madona Raion, Latvian SSR. Ērgji is situated on the Ogre River, 102 km southeast of Riga. It is a terminus on a railroad line from the city. Industrial enterprises include a milk plant and a branch of the Somdaris Combine, which produces leather clothing accessories. The estate of the poet Blaumanis, situated 4 km from the settlement, has been made into a memorial museum.

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