Talk:Jelgava

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== Etymology == I am unsure about the etymology section. The only reference to "Mitte in der Aue" I have found in German or in English is from 1911 Britannica, http://69.1911encyclopedia.org/M/MI/MITAU.htm. The "to change" words come from http://www.balticsonline.lv/?DocID=1541.

Historical information was mostly taken from http://www.tournet.lv/page.php?id=1500. Olessi 01:34, 2 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Obsolete?[edit]

Jelgava is surrounded by a canal known as Jacob's Channel ... Jelgava has regular, broad streets lined with the mansions of the Baltic German nobility who resided at the capital of Courland

Is present tense appropriate here? I think neither the canal nor the mansions have survived WWII. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Beil (talkcontribs) 22:08, 30 March 2007 (UTC).

Name origins[edit]

The only ref I can find describes the city's name as meaning "city on the river" so I've added that. In cases like this, however, more than one translation is usually possible so others could be added but refs for them would help. Valenciano (talk) 21:59, 26 March 2009 (UTC)