Stende (pronunciation ; German: Stenden) is a town in Latvia.

Stende
Town
Stende city corner.
Stende city corner.
Flag of Stende
Coat of arms of Stende
Stende is located in Latvia
Stende
Stende
Location in Latvia
Coordinates: 57°8′N 22°31′E / 57.133°N 22.517°E / 57.133; 22.517Coordinates: 57°8′N 22°31′E / 57.133°N 22.517°E / 57.133; 22.517
Country Latvia
MunicipalityTalsi Municipality
Town rights1991
Government
 • MayorSolvita Ūdre
Area
 • Total4.84 km2 (1.87 sq mi)
 • Land4.81 km2 (1.86 sq mi)
 • Water0.03 km2 (0.01 sq mi)
Population
 (2021)[2]
 • Total1,559
 • Density320/km2 (830/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
LV-3257
Calling code+371 632
Number of city council members7
Websitehttp://www.stende.lv/

HistoryEdit

The settlement was on the land of the manor Stende since the 14th century. The whole of it was owned originally by the lord of the manor Philipp von der Brüggen, to whom it was granted by the Livonian Order.[3][4] Rapid growth started when in 1904 a railway station Stende on the route Riga - Ventspils was established. During the First World War in 1915 Stende was occupied by German troops. To supply troops Germans had to build a better connections to the nearby port of Roja. For this purpose narrow-gauge railway or in military terms a field railway from Roja to Stende was built. From Stende supplies could be shipped via main railroad line.

In 1991, Stende was granted city rights.

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. ^ "DIŽSTENDE / STENDESMUIŽA (STENDEN)".
  4. ^ "Latvian manors and castles and other interesting places. Dižstendes muiža (Groß-Stenden; Lielstendes, Stendes)".

External linksEdit

  •   Media related to Stende at Wikimedia Commons