Baloži

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Baloži
Town
Riga street in Baloži
Riga street in Baloži
Flag of Baloži
Flag
Coat of arms of Baloži
Coat of arms
Baloži is located in Latvia
Baloži
Baloži
Location in Latvia
Coordinates: 56°52′N 24°7′E / 56.867°N 24.117°E / 56.867; 24.117Coordinates: 56°52′N 24°7′E / 56.867°N 24.117°E / 56.867; 24.117
Country  Latvia
District Riga District
Town rights 1991
Area
 • Total 6.7 km2 (2.6 sq mi)
Elevation 18 m (59 ft)
Population
 • Total 6,281
 • Density 659/km2 (1,710/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code LV-2128; LV-2112
Calling code +371 67

Baloži (About this sound pronunciation ) is a town of Latvia situated in the Ķekava municipality just 12 kilometres from the centre of Riga. In 2015, the city had a population of 6,281.

Baloži was founded soon after the Second World War; as a village at the time, it was developed for the nearby peat factory workers. Oldest part of the town is built in Stalinist style. During 1970s territory of the village was expanded towards A7 highway. During 1980s this part was built as a modern residential district and called Titurga. In 1991 Baloži received town rights. After Latvian administrative territorial reform of 2009 Baloži became part of Ķekava Municipality and thus becoming one of the few Latvian towns which are not municipal centres.

See also[edit]

List of cities in Latvia