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The Gulf of Riga

The Gulf of Riga, Bay of Riga, or Gulf of Livonia (Latvian: Rīgas jūras līcis, Estonian: Liivi laht, Russian: Рижский залив) is a bay of the Baltic Sea between Latvia and Estonia. The area of the Gulf of Riga is about 18,000 km². The maximum depth is 67 m. The island of Saaremaa (Estonia) partially separates it from the rest of the Baltic Sea. The main connection between the gulf and the Baltic sea is the Irbe Strait. The Gulf of Riga, as a sub-basin of the Baltic, also includes the Väinameri Sea in the West Estonian archipelago.


Majori is the central district of Jūrmala resort town in Latvia famous for its spa hotels, historic Art Nouveau wooden summer houses as well as cultural activities and festivals. Landmarks of Majori are the sandy Majori beach and pedestrian street Jomas iela dotted with crafts shops, restaurants and hotels. The old Dzintari concert hall (built in 1936) is extended to a large open-type hall with no walls merging with the surrounding dune park. The Jūrmala City museum offers a permanent exhibition on the history of Jūrmala resorts, collections of historic swimwear, old postcards, paintings, pieces of underwater archaeology, as well as a gift shop. The Culture house of Majori is located in the historical Horna dārzs (Horn's Garden) /

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