Daugavpils is the second biggest city in Latvia, and the biggest city of Latgale Planning Region. The city of Daugavpils is located near the eastern border of Latvia and is a significant social and economical development centre in Baltic. It is first mentioned in recorded history in 1275.
The city is located in the southeastern part of East-Latvian lowland. For the most part the city lies in the ancient riverbed of river Daugava, which is narrow in city boundaries. The city is located on the both banks of Daugava. Within the city boundaries the river is 16 km long.
Total area: 72,48 km2
Territory of city of Daugavpils borders with territory of Daugavpils county.
Railway station Daugavpils 218 km from Riga (lines Riga – Daugavpils, Daugavpils – Rezekne, Daugavpils – Indra, Daugavpils - Vilnius).
Distance to Riga 232 km (road A6).
Distance to Lithuanian border 25 km.
Distance to Belarusian border 35 km.
Distance to Russian border 120 km.
There are two consulates in Daugavpils – consulate of Russian Federation and consulate of Republic of Belarus.
Today Daugavpils is an important cultural, educational, sports and recreation centre.