Ziepniekkalns

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Ziepniekkalns
Neighborhood of Riga
Typical inner yard in Ziepniekkalns
Typical inner yard in Ziepniekkalns
Location in Riga
Location in Riga
Country  Latvia
City Riga
District Zemgale Suburb, Riga
Area
 • Total 10,917 km2 (4,215 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 35 205
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Ziepniekkalns is a neighborhood of Riga, Latvia. It is located in the Pārdaugava section of Riga close to the city's southern border. Ziepniekkalns is the latest out of all Riga's neighborhoods.[1] It was built in the late 1980s and early 1990s and mostly consists of Soviet-built 10 story apartment buildings. However, there are still many older buildings in Ziepniekkalns constructed in the early 1960s. There is a major contrast between older 3 story buildings and newer 10 story ones. In the mid-1990s, route 19 trolleybus was extended to the heart of new Ziepniekkalns and now terminates at the IKI supermarket. The bus route 40 runs through the city center to Jugla.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Apkaimes vēsturiskais apraksts". apkaimes.lv. 2013. Retrieved May 7, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Iedzīvotāju aptauja par dzīvi apkaimē 4.Ziepniekkalns" (PDF). Rīgas domes pilsētas attīstības departaments. 2013. Retrieved May 7, 2015. 

Sources[edit]

  • Jērāns, Pēteris (1988). Latvijas padomju enciklopēdija: Rīga. Rīga: Valērija Belokoņa izdevniecība. p. 733. ISBN 9984-9482-2-6. 

Coordinates: 56°57′N 24°00′E / 56.95°N 24°E / 56.95; 24