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Dzintari (until 1922, Edinburgh) is a residential area and neighbourhood of the city of Jūrmala in Latvia.

Dzintari
Location in Jūrmala
Location in Jūrmala
Country Latvia
CityJūrmala
Area
 • Total3.8 km2 (1.5 sq mi)
Elevation
3 m (10 ft)
Population
 (2008)[1]
 • Total2,050
 • Density539.5/km2 (1,397/sq mi)

HistoryEdit

Historically, Dzintari was known as Edinburgh, in honor of the wedding of Alexander II's daughter and Alfred, the Duke of Edinburgh. In the 19th century, Dzintari became popular with Russian aristocrats.[2] Dzintari is one of the most historical neighborhoods in Jūrmala. In 1879, a well-house was built, but it burnt down few years later. In 1878, an outdoor stage for concerts was built, later known as Edinburgh Well-house Concert Hall.

In 1922, Edinburgh was renamed Dzintari. In 1936, an indoor concert hall was built. In 2001, the Dzintari neighborhood was added to the Cultural Heritage list.[citation needed]

The Dzintari railway station was established in 1877.

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Coordinates: 56°58′25″N 23°49′18″E / 56.9735°N 23.8218°E / 56.9735; 23.8218