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Historical and old photos of Aloja (german - Allendorf)

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Historical and old photos of Aloja (german - Allendorf)

A small historical reference

Aloja is a town in northern Latvia, close to the border with Estonia. Until 2009 it was within the country's Limbaži District.

Aloja as a settlement was first mentioned in written sources in 1449. Aloja saw rapid development after Latvian agrarian reforms in 1920. In 1925 Aloja was granted a status of a village and it became also a centre of the parish. In 1936 new Rīga- Rūjiena railway line was constructed through Aloja. In 1992 Aloja was granted town rights. Since 2009 Aloja is administrative center of the Aloja municipality.

Population: 2 700

Sights: Lutheran Church (built in 1776), the museum of the life and work of the poet Auseklis, history Aloyskogo District and famous people of the region. In the vicinity of Aloi in 1937 is known starch factory.

Aloja. Altar of Lutheran Church
Altar of Lutheran Church
Aloja. Milk workshop
Milk workshop
Aloja. Panorama of the city
Panorama of the city
Aloja. Panorama of the city, 1925
Panorama of the city, 1925
Aloja. Panorama of the city, 1926
Panorama of the city, 1926
Aloja. Panorama of the city, 1942
Panorama of the city, 1942
Aloja. The parish council of directors and businessmen
The parish council of directors and businessmen
Aloja. Wedding in the church
Wedding in the church



Photos posted on the website in accordance with Article 7, paragraph 1 of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works of 9 September 1886, the term of protection which is fifty years after the author's death.

After this period photos it becomes public domain. The participants of the Berne Convention are 167 States.


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