from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A city of southwest Latvia on the Baltic Sea southwest of Riga. Founded by the Teutonic Knights in 1263, it passed to Russia in 1795, was briefly the capital of the Latvian provisional government (1918), and was annexed by the USSR along with the rest of Latvia after World War II. Population: 85,500.
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- proper n. Alternative form of Liepāja.
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- n. a city of southwestern Latvia on the Baltic Sea
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So earlier this week, when Peter and I found ourselves in Liepaja, Latvia for two hours, I knew there was something I needed to do.
If I happened to be in Liepaja with a bicycle, a clear weather forecast and several hours to spare?
One of the entries in the book is titled "Any Hotel That Used To Be A Prison," and it focuses on Karostas Cietums prison in, you guessed it, Liepaja, Latvia.
Or, more precisely, Karostas -- a suburb of Liepaja that used to be a soviet military base but is now a crumbling neighborhood north of the city proper marked by wide boulevards and regal buildings in various states of decay.
So earlier this week, when Peter and I found ourselves in Liepaja, Latvia for two hours (we were waiting for a bus transfer) I knew there was something I needed to do.
I was in Liepaja, Latvia, mere steps away from one of the places I had written about.
She was born Cilly Edelberg in Libau (Liepaja) Latvia, at the time a province of the Tsarist Empire, on August 15, 1899.
The daughter of a religious Jewish family with five children, Esther Lurie was born in Liepaja, Latvia, which her family was forced to leave during World War I because the city served as a military port.
Slovakia crushed Bulgaria 82-0 in a 2010 Winter Olympics qualifier in the Latvian town of Liepaja.
The women's pre-Olympic hockey qualification tournament going on in Liepaja, Latvia, and Maribor, Slovenia, this week is pretty far, far off the radar, but it's hard to miss a boxscore like this.
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