Pasiene

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Pasiene village

Pasiene (aka Pasīne or Posīne[1]) is a settlement in Pasiene Parish, Zilupe Municipality, Latvia. It is the easternmost point of Latvia[citation needed] and the easternmost point of the contiguous part of the Baltic States.

As of September 2008, the settlement has a population of 385.[1] Although Pasiene is a small village, it is known for its Baroque-style Roman Catholic church dating from 1761. There also used to be a Dominican abbey in Pasiene, close to the church, but it burnt down in 1837.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Database of placenames" (in Latvian). Retrieved 30 November 2010. 

Coordinates: 56°17′N 28°10′E / 56.283°N 28.167°E / 56.283; 28.167