Lielstraupe Castle at Straupe village
|Nickname(s): German: Roop|
|Lost town rights||17th century|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+3 (EEST)|
|Calling code||+371 51|
Straupe is a village in the Pārgauja municipality of Latvia. Until the thirteenth century it was a part of the ancient Idumea country, later became the trade center known in German as Roop, and received its town privileges in 1374. During the fourteenth century, Straupe flourished as part of the mercantile Hanseatic League. The town was destroyed during the Polish–Swedish War (1600–29).
Origin of name
It is possible that Straupe name comes from the Livonian language word rough, meaning "running water."
- (in Latvian) Municipal website
- (in Latvian) Tourist information and the map of Straupe area
- (in Latvian) The coin "Straupe" issued within the international coin programme "Hansa Cities" (2006)
- Media related to Straupe at Wikimedia Commons
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