Durbe (About this soundpronunciation ; German: Durben, Lithuanian: Durbė, Polish: Dorbiany, Russian: Дурбе Durbe/Дурбен Durben) is a town in Latvia. Durbe was first noted in 1260, when the Battle of Durbe occurred near Lake Durbe. As of 2020, the population was 492.[3]

Durbe
Town
Durbe castle ruins
Durbe castle ruins
Flag of Durbe
Coat of arms of Durbe
Durbe is located in Latvia
Durbe
Durbe
Location in Latvia
Coordinates: 56°35′20″N 21°22′10″E / 56.58889°N 21.36944°E / 56.58889; 21.36944Coordinates: 56°35′20″N 21°22′10″E / 56.58889°N 21.36944°E / 56.58889; 21.36944
Country Latvia
DistrictDurbe municipality
Town rights1893
Area
 • Total2.22 km2 (0.86 sq mi)
 • Land2.16 km2 (0.83 sq mi)
 • Water0.06 km2 (0.02 sq mi)
Population
 (2021)[2]
 • Total505
 • Density230/km2 (590/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
LV-3440
Calling code+371 634
Websitewww.durbe.lv

Town rights were granted to Durbe in 1893 and confirmed in 1917. Durbe manor served as the headquarters of a German brigade in 1917.

Town coat of arms was granted in 1925 - a silver apple tree. In Latvian folklore an apple tree is considered a magical source of youth and sympathy.

Durbe Lutheran church

Notable peopleEdit

Zigfrīds Anna Meierovics (1887 - 1925), Prime Minister of Latvia and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Latvia.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://data.stat.gov.lv/pxweb/lv/OSP_PUB/START__ENV__DR__DRT/DRT010/; Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia; retrieved: 25 February 2021.
  2. ^ https://data.stat.gov.lv/pxweb/lv/OSP_PUB/START__POP__IR__IRS/IRD060/; Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia; retrieved: 15 June 2021.
  3. ^ "ISG020. Population number and its change by statistical region, city, town, 21 development centres and county". Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia. 2020-01-01. Retrieved 2021-02-12.

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