Ķegums

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Ķegums
Town
Coat of arms of Ķegums
Coat of arms
Ķegums is located in Latvia
Ķegums
Ķegums
Location in Latvia
Coordinates: 56°44′N 24°42′E / 56.733°N 24.700°E / 56.733; 24.700Coordinates: 56°44′N 24°42′E / 56.733°N 24.700°E / 56.733; 24.700
Country  Latvia
District Ogre District
Town rights 1993
Government
 • Mayor Roberts Ozols
Area
 • Total 6.8 km2 (2.6 sq mi)
 • Water 2.56 km2 (0.99 sq mi)
 • Rural territory 101 km2 (39 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 2,473
 • Density 364/km2 (940/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code LV-5020
Calling code +371 650
Number of city council members 8

Ķegums (About this sound pronunciation ; German: Keggum)) is a town in Latvia, the administrative centre of Ķegums Municipality on the right bank of the Daugava River.


History[edit]

The construction of the town was started in 1936 as a settlement to house the workers constructing the Ķegums Hydroelectric Power Station. Ķegums was granted town status in 1991.

Sport[edit]

Ķegums has been host to the Latvian Grand Prix of Motocross World Championship and Sidecarcross World Championship numerous times.[1] Ķegums hosted Latvian Grand Prix of Motocross World Championship during the 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ VENUES USED IN GP 1971-2005 The John Davy Pages, accessed: 2 November 2009