Priekule, Latvia

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Priekule
Town
Priekule church
Priekule church
Coat of arms of Priekule
Coat of arms
Priekule is located in Latvia
Priekule
Priekule
Location in Latvia
Coordinates: 56°27′N 21°35′E / 56.450°N 21.583°E / 56.450; 21.583Coordinates: 56°27′N 21°35′E / 56.450°N 21.583°E / 56.450; 21.583
Country  Latvia
District Priekule municipality
Town rights 1928
Area
 • Total 5.4 km2 (2.1 sq mi)
Population (January 01, 2010)
 • Total 2,441
 • Density 452.04/km2 (1,170.8/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code LV-3434
Calling code +371 634

Priekule (About this sound pronunciation ; German: Preekuln) is a town in southwestern Latvia in Priekule Municipality.

History[edit]

Priekule is first mentioned as a fortified manor in 1483 but only began to grow as a town after 1871 when the Liepaja - Vilnius railway was built through Priekule.[1] It was granted town rights in 1928 by the Latvian government.

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