Street in Kandava
|• Mayor||Alfreds Ķieģelis|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
|Calling code||+371 631|
|Number of city council members||11|
Kandava ( pronunciation (help·info); German: Kandau; Livonian: Kāndav) is a town in Latvia. As a settlement, it is first mentioned in 1230 in a peace treaty between the residents of Riga and the residents of the Abava valley in Courland. A military castle was built around 1257, but it was gradually dismantled over the years and now only its foundations can be seen in a town park. The oldest remaining structure is a guard tower built in 1334 and later used for gunpowder storage.
Botanist Theophil Joachim Heinrich Bienert was born in Kandava.
- (Latvian) Latvijas Piļu un Muižu asociācija. "Kandavas pils (drupas)". Latvijas Piļu un Muižu asociācija. Retrieved 30 August 2012.
- (Latvian) Latvijas Piļu un Muižu asociācija. "Pulvertornis". Latvijas Piļu un Muižu asociācija. Retrieved 30 August 2012.
- Media related to Kandava at Wikimedia Commons
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