X
Latvia.travel mobile app. Your official guide for travelling in Latvia.
Download

You are here

Street in Riga named after Swedish city of Umea

07.02.2013

On Friday 5, Riga City Council supported the proposal to name a street in Riga after the Swedish city of Umea.

On Friday 5, Riga City Council supported the proposal to name a street in Riga after the Swedish city of Umea.

The street is located between Eksporta Street and Katrinas Dambis (Causeway), and will officially be unveiled sometime this year.

Riga and Umea will share the title of ''European Capital of Culture'' in 2014, with bilateral cultural projects taking place between the two cities.

The aim of the European Culture Capital program is to promote the international recognition of European cities, positively influence the development of culture and tourism, stimulate artistic cooperation between European countries, and strengthen regional identity and European integration.

Since the enlargement of the European Union, this honor has been awarded every year to two cities, each from a different country. 25 years of experience has shown that cities who hold the title see a rise in economic activity along with the increase in cultural events. This is especially true in the creative industries, service industries and tourism.

Related news
The International Ice Sculpture Festival will celebrate the 15th birthday by bringing to life the planet "Ice" in Jelgava. Just like in a galactic birthday party - various surprises, six fireworks...
Latvians enjoy their short summer ‘window’ to take a dip in the Baltic Sea at one of the ten Blue Flag beaches hugging the coast, The Baltic Times writes.
For the second year in a row, the Riga City Council is providing the opportunity for residents and tourists to celebrate Midsummer "Ligo!" night in Old Town between Akmens and Vansu bridges June...
56 percent of economically active Latvian residents followed the XXV Nationwide Latvian Song and XV Dance Festival closely, according to a survey carried out by the market, social and media research company...