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Flag of Olaine
Coat of arms of Olaine
Coat of arms
Olaine is located in Latvia
Location in Latvia
Coordinates: 56°47′N 23°56′E / 56.783°N 23.933°E / 56.783; 23.933Coordinates: 56°47′N 23°56′E / 56.783°N 23.933°E / 56.783; 23.933
Country Latvia
DistrictRiga District
Town rights1967
 • MayorAndris Bergs (LSDSP)
 • Total6.824 km2 (2.635 sq mi)
 • Total12 719
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal codeLV-2114
Calling code+371 67
Number of city council members11

Olaine (About this sound pronunciation ; German: Olai) is a city in Latvia that gained town rights in 1967. The historic name gave the Saint Olai Church, which was built in Swedish times of the 17th century by the Misa River. Now there is still an old cemetery here. After 1868 years has built by rail Riga-Jelgava (old Mittava) station "Olai". This name was changed, as other German names were when Letland became an independent State in 1919, to "Olaine" . The history of Olaine is closely connected to a nearby peat bog that was first taken into use in 1940. Thereafter, more production facilities were built, the increasing numbers of workers needed accommodation and the first dwellings were built in Olaine. Previously, Olaine was the name of a village just two kilometers away. This village now has the name of Jaunolaine (New Olaine).

Olaine is home of Olainfarm, the second largest pharmaceuticals company in Latvia.

Fellowship towns[edit]

Through the years Olaine has gained several fellowship towns ("Sister cities") for collaboration in social, educational and cultural matters:

Notable people[edit]


Vilīte, Valda: Olaines pagasts (2008)

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