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Gauja National Park in Autumn | Tour Hiking in Sigulda-Switzerland of Latvia
Picturesque view on Turaida medieval castle | Tour Hiking in Sigulda-Switzerland of Latvia
Bog trail in Ķemeri National Park | Tour Ķemeri and Cena Bog Walks
Bog trail in Cena bog | Tour Ķemeri and Cena Bog Walks
Fishing boat by the sea | Tour Baltic Sea Coastal Scenery & Cape Kolka
Sigulda trails in autumn | Tour Gorgous Golden Autumn in Sigulda
Sigulda in autumn | Tour Gorgous Golden Autumn in Sigulda
Bog trail in Ķemeri National Park | Tour Ķemeri and Cena Bog Walks
Gauja National Park, river Gauja | Tour Gorgous Golden Autumn in Sigulda
Palace "Jaunmokas" | Tour Tour to Kuldīga
Gauja National Park | Tour Hiking in Sigulda-Switzerland of Latvia
Bog trail of Ķemeri National Park in Autumn | Tour Ķemeri and Cena Bog Walks
Turaida Museum Reserve | Tour Gorgous Golden Autumn in Sigulda
Autumn views in the bog | Tour Ķemeri and Cena Bog Walks
Beautiful and large bog lake | Tour Ķemeri and Cena Bog Walks
Church and cemetery in a fishing village | Tour Baltic sea coast and Jūrmala seaside resort

About Zemgale

Zemgale, also known under Latinized names Semigalia or Semigallia (Latvian: Zemgale; German: Semgallen; Lithuanian: Žiemgala) is an historical region of Latvia, sometimes also including a part of Lithuania. The region takes its name from the Baltic people known as Semigallians. Zemgale lies left of the Daugava River and borders Selonia, Lithuania, and Courland.

Zemgale- Broad field land

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  • Ventspils
  • Kuldīga
Within Latvia, Zemgale has the status of one of four historical and cultural regions of Latvia. It lies in the middle of the southern part of the Republic of Latvia, and consists of Bauska, Dobele, and Jelgava counties (rajons). The land is mostly flat. The Lielupe is the most important river after the Daugava. Important towns are Jelgava, the former capital of the Duchy of Courland and Semigalia, and Bauska. In the Middle Ages Semigalia was included within Courland and passed with that territory to Latvia after World War I. The region of Selonia is often included as part of Semigalia. Selonia comprises the eastern part of the 1939 province of Semigalia, an area completely located south of the Daugava River. Traditional Selonia also includes a portion of northeastern Lithuania. It takes its name from the Baltic tribe of the Selonians.