Sarkandaugava

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Sarkandaugava
Neighborhood of Riga
Sarkandaugava.jpg
Location in Riga
Location in Riga
Country Latvia
CityRiga
DistrictNorthern District, Riga
Area
 • Total7,596 km2 (2,933 sq mi)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total19 189
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Sarkandaugava is a neighbourhood of Riga, Latvia.

Origins of the name[edit]

The name of the neighbourhood derives from that of the Sarkandaugava ('Red Daugava'; German: Rote Düna), a minor arm of the Daugava that formerly separated Pētersala from the mainland. As Riga developed and expanded, more and more of the Sarkandaugava was filled in, but it still appeared on maps from the late 1930s.[1] All that remains of the Sarkandaugava today is a small, unnamed bay next to the bridge from the Tvaika street area over to Kundziņsala.

Sarkandaugava railway station

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Coordinates: 56°59′52″N 24°07′14″E / 56.9978°N 24.1206°E / 56.9978; 24.1206