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Latvia, Ludza
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"Ludza" () is a town in the Latgale region of eastern Latvia. The population as of 2004 was 10,247.

Till July 1, 2009 Ludza was the administrative centre of Ludza District. On July 1, 2009 due to introduction of the new administrative division in Latvia this town became the centre of Ludza municipality.

Ludza is located by the road of international importance - Riga - Moscow and only 30 km far from the Latvian-Russian border.

History
Ruins of the castle
Ludza, one of the oldest towns in Latvia, was first mentioned in Russian chronicles dating to 1173 or 1177.

In 1399 the Livonian Order built a stone fortress atop an older Latgalian fortress and used Ludza as an eastern outpost in Livonia. Ludza Castle ruins can be visited nowadays.

Ludza received town rights in 1777 from Catherine II of Russia.








Tourism

Ludza Catholic Church
Ludza Museum and Ludza Tourism Information Centre offer excursions around the town. The most visited sights are:

* Ludza History Museum with an open-air exposition
* Rome Catholic Church
* Orthodox Church
* Old Believers" Church
* Ruins of the medieval Ludza Castle
* Ludza Craftsmen Centre.

Several lakes offer fishing and water tourism possibilities.

Education
Children of Ludza town attend pre-school 3 institutions - "Rūķītis", "Pasaciņa" and "Namiņš".
Elementary and secondary education programmes are provided by Ludza Gymnasium and Ludza Secondary School #2, as well as by Ludza Evening Secondary School.
Additional out of school activities are offered at:
* Ludza Music Primary School
* Ludza Art School
* Ludza Children and Youth Centre
* Ludza Sport School


Notable people
Yakov Kulnev
* Yakov Kulnev (1763-1812) - major-general, hero of the Patriotic war with Napoleon
* Anisim Rekashev (1859-1955) - doctor
* Leon Tomashitskis (1904-1996) - sculptor
* Anta Rugate (1949) - politician, member of the 8th Saeima
* Sergey Lazovskis (1976) - weightlifter, participant of the Olympic Games in Sidney (18th place)
* Yeseniya Volzhankina (1983) - sportswoman

Twinning and international cooperation
Ludza Municipality has several cooperation partners abroad.
* Bad Bodenteich (Germany)
* Hlybokaye (Belarus)
* Brest (Belarus)
* Nevel (Russia)

Ludza municipality takes part in work of the Euregio "Pskov, Livonija" and the Euregio "Country of Lakes".

ee als
*Ludza Estonians
*Ludza castle ruins
*Ludza municipality




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