Ķīpsala

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Ķīpsala
Neighborhood of Riga
River side promenade at Ķīpsala
River side promenade at Ķīpsala
Kipsala karte.png
Country  Latvia
City Riga
District Kurzeme
Area
 • Total 1.975 km2 (0.763 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 817
 • Density 410/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Ķīpsala is an island on the left bank of the Daugava river, connected to Riga city center and Pārdaugava by the Shroud Bridge. Ķīpsala is divided from the rest of Riga by the Daugava in the east, Roņu dīķis in the north, Zunda in the west and Agenskalna līcis in the south.

International School of Riga

In recent years Ķīpsala has become a prestigious area for living in Riga. There is a campus of the RTU including a newly renovated dorm on Ķīpsala as well as the Olimpia shopping center. The International School of Riga campus has also been situated on Ķīpsala since 2001.

The Žanis Lipke Memorial is located on the island at 9 Mazais Balasta dambis. It was built next to the home of Jānis Lipke, where he had arranged a shelter for rescued Jews during the Nazi occupation.

Coordinates: 56°57′22″N 24°04′52″E / 56.95611°N 24.08111°E / 56.95611; 24.08111