Straupe

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Straupe
Village
Lielstraupe Castle at Straupe village
Lielstraupe Castle at Straupe village
Coat of arms of Straupe
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): German: Roop
Straupe is located in Latvia
Straupe
Straupe
Location in Latvia
Coordinates: 57°20.822′N 24°56.852′E / 57.347033°N 24.947533°E / 57.347033; 24.947533Coordinates: 57°20.822′N 24°56.852′E / 57.347033°N 24.947533°E / 57.347033; 24.947533
Country  Latvia
Municipality Pārgauja
Town rights 1356
Lost town rights 17th century
Population (2017)[1]
 • Total 475
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).

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It is possible that Straupe name comes from the Livonian language word rough, meaning "running water."

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