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Jūrmala (Latvian pronunciation: [juːrmala] "seaside"; German: Riga-Strand, Baltische Riviera) is a city in Latvia, about 25 kilometres (16 miles) west of Riga. Jūrmala is a resort town stretching 32 km (20 miles) and sandwiched between the Gulf of Riga and the Lielupe River. It has a 33 km (21 miles) stretch of white-sand beach, and a population of 55,580, making it the fifth largest city in Latvia. While Latvia was part of the Soviet Union, Jūrmala was a favorite holiday-resort and tourist destination for high-level Communist Party officials, particularly Leonid Brezhnev and Nikita Khrushchev. Although it has many amenities such as beach-houses and concrete hotels remain, some have fallen into disrepair. Jūrmala remains a tourist attraction with long beaches facing the Gulf of Riga and romantic wooden houses in the Art Nouveau style. In publications dating from the Soviet period, the city name was occasionally spelled in English as Yurmala, a back-transliteration from Russian.


Discover the beauty of the city's striking landscope, welcome to Jūrmala, Latvia. When planning a trip to Jūrmala, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Riga. Riga is bestowed with interesting set of attractions like Museum Of The Occupation Of Latvia, Riga Town Hall Square, House Of Blackheads. Also, to reach Jūrmala, you'll have to take a flight to Riga; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. A holiday in Jūrmala can generally be of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Jūrmala*

  • Pollution Statistics in Jūrmala

    Know the pollution level of Jūrmala before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 39.55 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 30.43 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 45.11 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 33.67 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 26.53 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 35.71 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 25.98 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 19.39 (Very Low)
  • Jūrmala: Crime and Safety

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

    • Burglary and Theft 35.71 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 33.48 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 24.79 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 67.09 (High)
    • Car Stealing 31.52 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 45.61 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 38.58 (Low)
    • Drug offense 38.68 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 83.26 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 53.54 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 32.97 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 26.26 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 47.46 (Moderate)
  • Living in Jūrmala - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Jūrmala is 140.87 (High)

    • Safety Index 62.19 (High)
    • Climate Index 74.7 (High)
    • Pollution Index 39.77 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 35.02 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 51.62 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 56.23 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 10.68 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 55.62 (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 Jūrmala

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 8.24 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 36.01 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 89.02 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 77.57 USD

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

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