(rā`zĕknə), Ger. Rositten, city (2011 provisional pop. 32,295), E Latvia, on the Rezekne River. It is a rail junction and agricultural market center. Rezekne developed around a castle that was built in 1285 by the Livonian Brothers of the SwordLivonian Brothers of the Sword
or Livonian Knights
, German military and religious order, founded in 1202 by Bishop Albert of Livonia for the purpose of conquest and Christianization in the Baltic lands.
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. The city passed to the Polish-Lithuanian state in 1569 and to Russia during the first partition of Poland in 1772. It was incorporated into newly independent Latvia in 1918.
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(Rezhitsa until 1920), a city under republic jurisdiction and administrative center of Rēzekne Raion, Latvian SSR; located on the Rēzekne River, which empties into Lake Lubāna. Junction of the Riga-Moscow and Leningrad-Warsaw railroad lines. Population, 34,000 (1974).

Rēzekne is the site of a milk-canning plant, a fruit and vegetable combine, and a meat-packing plant. There also are plants for the production of milking machines, construction tools, and reinforced-concrete structures. Mixed feeds are produced, and there is flax processing. Rēzekne has a school of applied arts, a music school, and a museum of local lore. It became a city in 1773.

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Currently, there are eight baby boxes in Latvia, located in Riga, Liepaja, Ventspils, Jelgava, Rezekne, Madona and Valmiera.
There were also people from Rezekne and Daugavpils participating in the rally.
Liepaja is located next to the Baltic See in Kurzeme; Jelgava is situated in the centre of the Zemgale plain with a variety of high-value ecological biotopes; and Rezekne is a city with the typical hilly relief and blue-green area of Latgale.
The present study focuses on the carbonate-cemented siliciclastic rocks of the Devonian Baltic Basin (DBB) in the interval from the Early Devonian (Emsian) Rezekne Formation (Fm) to the Burtnieki Fm of the Middle Devonian (lower part of the Givetian) in the northern part of the DBB (Figs 1-3).
The State Environment Service's Director General Elita Baklne-Ansberg to make a regional visit to Rezekne to meet with representatives of Rezekne City Council and discuss the city's environmental issues, particularly air quality.
De Facto reports that SP continue checking information about possible vote-buying activities in Rezekne. "Work continues.
The Rezekne miospores from the Mehikoorma (421) drill core (243-244.6 m) represent two rather different assemblages (Korts & Mark-Kurik 1997, table 30; Mark-Kurik & Valiukevicius 2005, appendix 22).
Last night, coolest night temperature records were registered in Rezekne (+4.6 degrees C), Daugavpils (+4.1 degrees C), Zilani (+6.2 degrees C), Skriveri (+5.3 degrees C), Bauska (+6.3 degrees C), and Saldus (+6.3 degrees C).
In Rezekne, Latvia, Alisa Tsaturov teaches at three secondary schools as well as the Rezekne Academy of Technologies.