Kandava

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Kandava
Town
Coat of arms of Kandava
Coat of arms
Kandava is located in Latvia
Kandava
Kandava
Location in Latvia
Coordinates: 57°2′N 22°45′E / 57.033°N 22.750°E / 57.033; 22.750Coordinates: 57°2′N 22°45′E / 57.033°N 22.750°E / 57.033; 22.750
Country  Latvia
District Kandava municipality
Town rights 1917
Government
 • Mayor Alfreds Ķieģelis
Population
 • Total 3,816
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code LV-3120
Calling code +371 631
Number of city council members 11
Former guard tower (1334)

Kandava (About this sound pronunciation ; German: Kandau; Livonian: Kāndav) is a town in Latvia. As a settlement, it is first mentioned in 1230 in a peace treaty between the residents of Riga and the residents of the Abava valley in Courland.[citation needed] A military castle was built around 1257, but it was gradually dismantled over the years and now only its foundations can be seen in a town park.[1] The oldest remaining structure is a guard tower built in 1334 and later used for gunpowder storage.[2]

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  1. ^ (Latvian) Latvijas Piļu un Muižu asociācija. "Kandavas pils (drupas)". Latvijas Piļu un Muižu asociācija. Retrieved 30 August 2012. 
  2. ^ (Latvian) Latvijas Piļu un Muižu asociācija. "Pulvertornis". Latvijas Piļu un Muižu asociācija. Retrieved 30 August 2012. 

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Kandava at Wikimedia Commons