Zilupe

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Zilupe
Town
Coat of arms of Zilupe
Coat of arms
Zilupe is located in Latvia
Zilupe
Zilupe
Location in Latvia
Coordinates: 56°23′N 28°07′E / 56.383°N 28.117°E / 56.383; 28.117Coordinates: 56°23′N 28°07′E / 56.383°N 28.117°E / 56.383; 28.117
Country  Latvia
Town rights 1931
Area
 • Total 5 km2 (2 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 1,745
 • Density 349/km2 (900/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Calling code +371 657

Zilupe is a town of a few hundred inhabitants in Latvia, by the Zilupe River, on the border with Russia. Zilupe's railway station is the final station for the Riga-Zilupe train route, which is one of the longest passenger rail routes in Latvia. The town first began to take shape during construction of the line in 1900, the station taking the name Rozenova, after the former landowner.

The town is near the A12 road, that after the border crossing into Russia turns into M9, both of which are part of European route E22.

See also[edit]

List of cities in Latvia