Dundaga

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Dundaga
Dundagas panorāma (the castle)
Dundagas panorāma (the castle)
Dundaga is located in Latvia
Dundaga
Dundaga
Coordinates: 57°30′33″N 22°20′58″E / 57.50917°N 22.34944°E / 57.50917; 22.34944
Country Latvia
NovadsDundagas novads
PagastsDundagas pagasts
Mentioned first time1245
Town rights awarded1950
Town rights revoked1990
Elevation
63 m (207 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total1,682

Dundaga (Livonian: Dūoņig) is a village in Courland, Latvia. In 2009 the village became the administrative centre of Dundaga municipality.

Dundaga is known for its castle, constructed by the Archbishopric of Riga in the late 13th century. From the 16th century until 1918, Dundaga Castle (formerly Dundagen) was the centre of the largest private estate in Courland, belonging to the Baron Osten-Sacken (Russian: Остен-Сакен) family, an important local Baltic-German noble dynasty.

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Coordinates: 57°31′N 22°21′E / 57.517°N 22.350°E / 57.517; 22.350