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Cesis is a town in northern part of Latvia. Population is about 18 000.

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Town was created in 1206. In 1209 Livonian order began building of castle. In 1577, during the Livonian War, the castle was destroyed the castle to prevent it from falling into the control of Russian czar Ivan the Terrible. In 1598 town became a part of Polish Rzeczpospolita a capital of Wenden voivodeship. Year 1620 Cesis became a Swedish territory.

  • Last visit to Cesis: Sep 2011
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