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Historical and old photos of Ludza (german - Ludsen)

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Ludza - Ludza center of the region, situated on the east of Latvia, in Latgale. Surrounded by four lakes - Lielais Ludzas (Big puddle), Dunaklya, Zvirgzdenes and Runtortas. Fifth Lake - Mazais Ludzas (Little puddle) - in the city. All the lakes are interconnected by rivers and canals and channels. Date of first written mention - 1177. Before 1920 - the city Lucyn, Luzha. At the end of the XV century there was a castle of the Order of Ludza. In 1686 it was built a Roman Catholic church.

Attractions - Chapel of St. Thaddaeus (1738), post office (1929), the castle ruins Ludza (1559).

Population: 8 931

Ludza. Barracks of Latvian Army soldiers, 1920s
Barracks of Latvian Army soldiers, 1920s
Ludza. Castle ruins, bridge, 1930s
Castle ruins, bridge, 1930s
Ludza. Cathedral street in winter, Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral
Cathedral street in winter, Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral
Ludza. Fire Depot
Fire Depot at the intersection of Kr. Barona and Rekashova streets in Ludza, 1930s
Ludza. Hospital, built in 1930, in 1944 - demolished
Hospital, built in 1930, in 1944 - demolished
Ludza. Latvian Secondary School, 1930s
Latvian Secondary School, 1930s
Ludza. Ludzas Gymnasium was opened in 1927
Ludzas Gymnasium was opened in 1927
Ludza Land Organization Committee
Ludza Land Organization Committee
Ludza. Movie theater 'Iskra', 1950s
Movie theater 'Iskra', 1950s
Ludza railway station at the beginning of the 20th century
Ludza railway station at the beginning of the 20th century
Ludza. Old wooden building of Railway station
Old wooden building of Railway station
Ludza. Panorama of the city
Panorama of the city
Ludza. Panorama of the city
Panorama of the city
Ludza. Panorama of the city
Panorama of the city
Ludza. Restaurant and Hotel 'Riga', E. Plant, 1931
Restaurant and Hotel 'Riga', E. Plant, 1931
Ludza. Roman Catholic Church
Roman Catholic Church

History

After Nikolay Karamzin, Ludza was first mentioned as Лючин in Hypatian Codex dating back 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. After the dissolution of the Livonian Order in 1561, Ludza was incorporated to the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth and became part of Wenden Voivodeship. After the first partition of Poland in 1772 was taken over by the Russian Empire and added to Vitebsk Governorate. Ludza received town rights in 1777 from Catherine II of Russia. The Jewish population was important in the town. On July 1941, the Germans occupied the town and kept the Jews prisoners in a ghetto. From July 1941 until the spring of 1942, hundreds of Jews are murdered in mass executions perpetrated by Einsatzgruppen.

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

Origin: en.wikipedia.org




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