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Ogre (; German: Oger) (population 26,573 in 2000 census) is the principal town of Ogre District in Central Latvia, 36 kilometres (22 miles) east of the capital Riga, situated at the confluence of the Daugava and Ogre rivers. It has been a town since 1928. Ogre is composed of three parts: Jaunogre (meaning "New Ogre"), Ogre (the center of the town), and Pārogre (meaning "Ogre across [the river]" though not all of the named region is across the river). The name of the town comes from the Ogre river. The Ogre village was first mentioned in 1206, called "Oger" in German.In 1861, when a railway Riga–Daugavpils was built, Riga's residents started to build summer cottages here. In 1862 Ogre became a health resort. The town's coat of arms was granted in 1938 and shows the beautiful river and pinewoods of Ogre. There is a cultural centre, an art school and a music school in Ogre. It has three Latvian language schools, and one Russian language school - Jaunogres vidusskola. The town also has a cemetery with the remains of German soldiers who died during the First and Second World Wars, or died in captivity between 1944 and 1951.

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Facts and Stats for Ogre*

  • Pollution Statistics in Ogre

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

    • Air Pollution 39.58 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 31.25 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 32.73 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 28.64 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 36.82 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 26.32 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 20.45 (Low)
  • Ogre: Crime and Safety

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

    • Burglary and Theft 36.19 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 34.23 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 24.81 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 68.18 (High)
    • Car Stealing 32.12 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 47.27 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 39.31 (Low)
    • Drug offense 39.31 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 83.46 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 53.33 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 34.16 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 26.87 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 48.12 (Moderate)
  • Living in Ogre - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Ogre is 140.85 (High)

    • Safety Index 61.49 (High)
    • Climate Index 74.7 (High)
    • Pollution Index 40.22 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 35.77 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 50.54 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 57.37 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 10.32 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 55.84 (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 Ogre

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.09 USD
    • International Movie per seat 8.1 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 34.57 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 80.9 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 70.67 USD

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