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"Saldus" () is a Latvian town located in Courland and is main town in Saldus District. As of 2005, the town has a population of 12,707.

The year 1856 is considered as foundation of Saldus town when the board of Domens" decided to establish a trade center. Although there was an active economical life at the end of 19th century, and Saldus was the cultural center of the region, it got the official rights of town only in 1917.
One of the oldest building of the town is Saldus St.John"s church. Documents from 1461 mention a wooden church. It was reconstructed at various times. The tower, bombed in war in 1944, was rebuilt in 1981-1982.

Today Saldus has developed itself as an important cultural and educational, business and trade center. There are about 500 approved companies in Saldus with main branches in building construction, wood proceeding, food proceeding, processing.

Also nowadays there are very active cultural life, local musicians, poets, painters and artists.

Since 1946 there is Saldus school of music, but in 1984 was founded Saldus Art school.

otable peopl
*Johann von Besser (1654-1729) - German writer
*Ursula Donath (1931- ) - German athlete
*Janis Rozentāls (1866-1917) - painter
*Lea Davidova-Medene (1921-1986) - sculptor
*Māris Čaklais (1940-2003) - poet
*Ēriks Ķiģelis (1955-1985) - musician

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