Valdemārpils

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Valdemārpils
Town
Coat of arms of Valdemārpils
Coat of arms
Valdemārpils is located in Latvia
Valdemārpils
Valdemārpils
Location in Latvia
Coordinates: 57°22′N 22°35′E / 57.367°N 22.583°E / 57.367; 22.583Coordinates: 57°22′N 22°35′E / 57.367°N 22.583°E / 57.367; 22.583
Country  Latvia
District Talsi District
Town rights 1917
Population
 • Total 2,757
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code LV-3260
Calling code +371 632

Valdemārpils (About this sound pronunciation ; German: Saßmacken) (called Sasmaka until 1926) is a town in northwestern Latvia, near Talsi. The town is named after Krišjānis Valdemārs, born in nearby Valdgale parish (then part of Ārlava parish), who was one of the leaders of the first Latvian National Awakening.[1] He is celebrated in the town with a memorial stone.

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  1. ^ LIIS: Young Latvians, 2010-12-31.

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