|• Mayor||Māris Justs|
|• Total||5.331 km2 (2.058 sq mi)|
|• Density||414/km2 (1,070/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+3 (EEST)|
|Calling code||+371 648|
|Number of city council members||9|
The town of Varakļāni was founded and established in the Russian Empire in the 18th century.
Varakļāni Palace is located in Varakļāni.
Jews in Varaklani
Varaklani had a sizeable population of Jews throughout much of its history, ending with the Holocaust. Towards the end of the 19th century, Jews comprised about 75% of the population. Various pogroms, expulsions, WWI and the Russian Revolutions brought the Jewish population down considerably. Several hundred Jews left with the Russians in preparation of the Nazi advance. The Nazis forced 540 remaining Jews to dig their own graves, and then shot them to death in a mass shooting on August 4, 1941.Jewish historical records, including online resources, contain much information about community leadership, organizations, and general town information.
- Michael Johann von der Borch, (1753–1810) Polish statesman and writer
- Media related to Varakļāni at Wikimedia Commons
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