Durbe castle ruins
|• Total||1.6 km2 (0.6 sq mi)|
|• Density||387.5/km2 (1,004/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
|Calling code||+371 634|
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Durbe ( pronunciation (help·info); German: Durben, Lithuanian: Durbė, Polish: Dorbiany, Russian: Дурбе Durbe/Дурбен Durbach) is a town in Latvia. Durbe was first noted in 1260, when the Battle of Durbe occurred near Lake Durbe.
Town rights were granted to Durbe in 1893 and confirmed in 1917. Durbe manor served as the headquarters of a German brigade in 1917.
Town coat of arms was granted in 1925 - a silver apple tree. In Latvian folklore an apple tree is considered a magical source of youth and sympathy.
- Durbe town in Latvian
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