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The river that floats through Riga is called Daugava. The origin of Daugava is in the Valdaj Mountains (in Russia) and the mouth is in the Golf of Riga. The river is 1020 km long. In Latvia there are three hydroelectric dams in Daugava.
Daugava was used by the Viking when they started their journey to Constantinople, and during the medieval times it was used by the Hanseatic league, making Riga an important trading city.
The first bridge in Riga, across the Daugava, was built in 1701.

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  • Written Jan 18, 2009
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