Mazsalaca

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Mazsalaca
Town
Street in Mazsalaca
Street in Mazsalaca
Coat of arms of Mazsalaca
Coat of arms
Mazsalaca is located in Latvia
Mazsalaca
Mazsalaca
Location in Latvia
Coordinates: 57°52′N 25°03′E / 57.867°N 25.050°E / 57.867; 25.050Coordinates: 57°52′N 25°03′E / 57.867°N 25.050°E / 57.867; 25.050
Country  Latvia
District Mazsalaca municipality
Town rights 1928
Population
 • Total 1,269
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code LV-4215
Calling code +371 642
Number of city council members 9

Mazsalaca (pronounced [ˈmɑsːɑlɑtsɑ]; Livonian: Piški Salats, Estonian: Väike-Salatsi, German: Salisburg) is a town in Mazsalaca municipality, Vidzeme, Latvia with 1269 inhabitants.

Geography[edit]

The area includes the largest known Stone Age burial site in Northern Europe and was first settled ca. 5000 BC. The present town began to develop in 1864, when a bridge over the Salaca river was constructed.

In October 2009 a meteorite crater was found near the town,[1] which later turned out to be hoax as part of marketing campaign of telecommunication company Tele2.[2]

People[edit]

People who were born, lived in Mazsalaca:

  • Gustavs Ērenpreiss (1891 - 1956) - bicycle master
  • Augusts Kirhenšteins (1876 - 1963) - microbiologist and educator
  • Valters Hirte (1913 - 1983) - craftsman
  • Ansis Epners (1937 - 2003) - film director
  • Oskars Perro (1918 - 2003) - soldier and writer

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Europe | Doubts over Latvia 'meteor crash'". BBC News. 2009-10-26. Retrieved 2012-03-15. 
  2. ^ Nina Kolyako, BC, Riga, 26.10.2009.Print version (2009-10-26). ""Mazsalaca meteorite" in Latvia – marketing hoax by Tele2 :: The Baltic Course | Baltic States news & analytics". The Baltic Course. Retrieved 2012-03-15. 

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