Straupe (German: Groß-Roop) is a village in Straupe Parish, Cēsis Municipality in the Vidzeme region of Latvia.

Straupe
Village
Lielstraupe Castle at Straupe village
Lielstraupe Castle at Straupe village
Coat of arms of Straupe
Nickname: 
German: Roop
Straupe is located in Latvia
Straupe
Straupe
Location in Latvia
Coordinates: 57°20.822′N 24°56.852′E / 57.347033°N 24.947533°E / 57.347033; 24.947533Coordinates: 57°20.822′N 24°56.852′E / 57.347033°N 24.947533°E / 57.347033; 24.947533
Country Latvia
MunicipalityCēsis
Town rights1356
Lost town rights17th century
Population
 (2017)[1]
 • Total475
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Calling code+371 51

HistoryEdit

Before the village was founded, the area was a part of the ancient Idumea country. The village of Straupe began to develop around the Lielstraupe Castle in the 14th century. Later became the trade center known in German as Roop, and received its town privileges in 1374. During the fourteenth century, Straupe flourished as part of the mercantile Hanseatic League. The town was destroyed during the Polish–Swedish War (1600–29).

Origin of nameEdit

It is possible that Straupe name comes from the Livonian language word raupa, meaning "running water."

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