Ādaži

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Ādaži ([ˈaː.da.ʒi]) (formerly German: Neuermühlen) is a village in the historical region of Vidzeme, the Riga Planning Region in Latvia, and the centre of Ādaži Municipality. It has a population of about 9,000.

Ādaži has a notable tennis center, with an outdoor clay and indoor hardcourt located next to the public school. The village is situated by the River Gauja, which flows around the entire village. In Ādaži there is a wakeboarding club on the Gauja.

The town is mostly known due to the nearby Latfood factory producing Ādažu Čipsi, the best known potato chip brand of in Latvia.

There is also a training camp of the Latvian Army in Ādaži.[1] In September 2016, Latvia's Defence Minister Raimonds Bergmanis said infrastructure at the base was "being constructed and modernized at at a fast pace"[2] in preparation for a Canadian-led 450 strong multi-national NATO battalion expected to deploy to Latvia in the spring of 2017.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ādaži camp official site
  2. ^ "NATO reinforcements to arrive early 2017". LSM Latvian Public Broadcasting. 8 September 2016. Retrieved 8 September 2016. 
  3. ^ "Multinational NATO battalion to arrive in Latvia in the spring - ambassador". LETA Latvian Information Agency. 9 June 2016. Retrieved 8 September 2016. 

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Coordinates: 57°04′N 24°20′E / 57.067°N 24.333°E / 57.067; 24.333