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Historical and old photos of Ogre (german - Oger)

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Coat of arms of Ogre

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Historical and old photos of Ogre (german - Oger)

A small historical reference

Geography and History: Ogre is the principal town of Ogre Municipality (and previously Ogre District) in Central Latvia, 36 kilometres (22 miles) east of the capital Riga, situated at the confluence of the Daugava and Ogre rivers. It has been a town since 1928.

Ogre is composed of three parts: Jaunogre (meaning "New Ogre"), Ogre (the center of the town), and Pārogre (meaning "Ogre across [the river]" though not all of the named region is across the river).

The name of the town comes from the Ogre river. The Ogre village was first mentioned in 1206, called "Oger" in German. In 1861, when a railway Riga–Daugavpils was built, Riga's residents started to build summer cottages here. In 1862 Ogre became a health resort.

The town's coat of arms was granted in 1938 and shows the beautiful river and pinewoods of Ogre. There is a cultural centre, an art school and a music school in Ogre. It has three Latvian language schools, and one Russian language school — Jaunogre Secondary School.

The town also has a cemetery with the remains of German soldiers who died during the First and Second World Wars, or died in captivity between 1944 and 1951.

Ogre is the hometown for most recent (2016/17) Latvian ice hockey champions HK Kurbads.

Date of foundation: 1928

Population: 26 760

Ogre. Bathing in Ogre river, 1930s
Bathing in Ogre river, 1930s
Ogre. Bathing in Ogre river, 1935
Bathing in Ogre river, 1935
Ogre. Bridge across Ogre
Bridge across Ogre
Ogre. Cafe Janson, 1910s
Cafe Janson, 1910s
Ogre. Footbridge across Ogre
Footbridge across Ogre
Ogre. Forest chapel, 1910s
Forest chapel, 1910s
Ogre. Gešeļa Watermill, 1900s
Gešeļa Watermill, 1900s
Ogre. Holiday House 'Saulstari', 1930s
Holiday House 'Saulstari', 1930s
Ogre. Hotel and Restaurant 'Esplanade'
Hotel and Restaurant 'Esplanade'
Ogre. House on Brivibas Street 18, 1930s
House on Brivibas Street 18, 1930s
Ogre. Lutheran Church
Lutheran Church
Ogre. Ogre river, 1900s
Ogre river, 1900s
Ogre. Ogre river, 1920s
Ogre river, 1920s
Ogre. Panorama of Ogre river
Panorama of Ogre river
Ogre. Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Ogre. Sanatorium
Sanatorium
Ogre. Railway bridge across Ogre, train, 1915
Railway bridge across Ogre, train, 1915
Ogre. Railway bridge across Ogre, train, 1930s
Railway bridge across Ogre, train, 1930s
Ogre. Railway bridge across Ogre, train
Railway bridge across Ogre, train
Ogre. Residential houses, right - bridge
Residential houses, right - bridge
Ogre. Railway station, 1900s
Railway station, 1900s
Ogre. Railway station, 1910s
Railway station, 1910s
Ogre. Railway station, 1930s
Railway station, 1930s
Ogre. Railway station, 1930s
Railway station, 1930s



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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