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Daugavpils (Latvian pronunciation: [ˈdaʊɡaʊpils] ; Latgalian: Daugpiļs [ˈdaʊkʲpʲilʲsʲ]; Russian: Даугавпилс [ˈdaʊɡəfpʲɪls]; see ) is a city in southeastern Latvia, located on the banks of the Daugava River, from which the city gets its name. Daugavpils literally means "Daugava Castle". It is the second largest city in the country after the capital Riga, which is located some 230 kilometres (143 miles) to its north-west. Daugavpils has a favorable geographical position as it borders Belarus and Lithuania (distances of 33 km (21 mi) and 25 km (16 mi) respectively). It is located some 120 km (75 mi) from the Latvian border with Russia. Daugavpils is a major railway junction and industrial centre and lies approximately midway between Riga and Minsk. The city is surrounded by many lakes and nature parks. It is also known for its overwhelmingly Russian-speaking population.

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A place in Latvia, Daugavpils is an interesting place to visit, given its unique culture, history and character. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Daugavpils.

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Facts and Stats for Daugavpils*

  • Daugavpils: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Daugavpils for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Daugavpils.

    • Burglary and Theft 75 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 87.5 (Very High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 75 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 100 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 87.5 (Very High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 87.5 (Very High)
    • Attacks 87.5 (Very High)
    • Drug offense 87.5 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 25 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 87.5 (Very High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 50 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 100 (Very High)
  • Living in Daugavpils - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 15.63 (Very Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.56 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Daugavpils

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Daugavpils

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.09 USD
    • International Movie per seat 6.95 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 34.77 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 81.14 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 76.4 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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