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Historical and old photos of Valka (german - Walk)

A small historical reference

Valka - the center of edge Valka, Latvia is located in the north, on the River beadle. Attached to the Estonian town of Valga, making him, a single city. The city is known from the XIII century as a roll (it. Walk).

Attractions - home of Baron von Wrangel (1645), Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Catherine (1477).

Date of foundation: The first mention - 1286

History:

Population: 4 573

Sights:

Valka. The first primary school
The first primary school
Valka. Second Primary School
Second Primary School
Valka. Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Valka. View of the gymnasium and elementary school
View of the gymnasium and elementary school
Valka. State gymnasium
State gymnasium
Valka. The border between the cities Valka (Latvia) and Valga (Estonia)
The border between the cities Valka (Latvia) and Valga (Estonia)
Valka. The border between the cities Valka (Latvia) and Valga (Estonia)
The border between the cities Valka (Latvia) and Valga (Estonia)
Valka. The border between the cities Valka (Latvia) and Valga (Estonia)
The border between the cities Valka (Latvia) and Valga (Estonia)
Valka. Store of books and stationery
Store of books and stationery
Valka. The border between of cities Valka (Latvia) and Valga (Estonia)
The border between of cities Valka (Latvia) and Valga (Estonia), view of the mill, 1905
Valka. Panorama of city, 1914
Panorama of city, 1914
Valka. Panorama of city, 1925
Panorama of city, 1925
Valka. Panorama of city, 1930
Panorama of city, 1930
Valka. Panorama of city, alley, 1915
Panorama of city, alley, 1915
Valka. Locomotive depot
Locomotive depot
Valka. Professional college
Professional college
Valka. City hall
City hall
Valka. Market Square
Market Square
Valka. Pskovskaya Street
Pskovskaya Street
Valka. Pskovskaya Street
Pskovskaya Street
Valka. Raynya street, 1935
Raynya street, 1935
Valka. Railway station
Railway station
Valka. Railway station
Railway station
Valka. Railway station
Railway station

History

The town of Walk (in German) was first mentioned in 1286 and from 1419 was the seat of the Landtag of the Livonian Confederation. City rights were granted by the Polish-Lithuanian king Stefan Batory in 1584. However, the town gained its importance only at the end of the 19th century when the Vidzeme teacher's seminary was operating here, and the important railway junction was developed. Furthermore, the first narrow-gauge railway line in the territory of modern Latvia was stretched from Valka to Estonian city of Pärnu.

On November 15, 1917 the decision to proclaim the independent Republic of Latvia was made in Valka. The red-white-red flag of Latvia was raised here for the first time. On July 1, 1920 the town was divided between the newly-born Latvian and Estonian states.

Origin: en.wikipedia.org




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