The Organizing Committee and the Latvian Orienteering Federation are delighted to be the hosts for the 7th European Orienteering Championships and World Cup in Ventspils, Latvia from 25 May to 1 June 2008. We welcome all friends of orienteering in Ventspils.

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  • Geographical location: Eastern Europe – on the eastern coast of Baltic Sea.
  • Land borders with: Estonia, Russia, Byelorussia, Lithuania
  • Area: 64 589 km2
  • Population: 2.3 million
  • Currency: Lats – latvian symbol "Ls", international "LVL". 1 LVL contains 100 santims. 1 LVL is ~ 1.6 USD; ~ 1.6 EUR and.
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  • Time zone: GMT +02:00 (Eastern European time)
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    Ventspils, located in the north-west of Latvia some 189 kilometres from Riga, is an up-to-date, modern European city with a wide range of available entertainment and tourist sights.
    This city of 44,000 inhabitants is at mouth of the Venta River that flows into the Baltic Sea.
    Its ice-free, world-class port is one of the major transit hubs between East and West.

  • Location: on north-western coast of Latvia
  • Area: 55.4 km2
  • Population: 44 000
  • Can be reached by: Ferry, plane, bus and car.
  • Climate: Ventspils enjoys a moderate maritime climate with warmer spells in winter and cooler weather in summers. The average temperature during the year is + 6.6 Co, the highest + 33.7 Co. The maritime climate results in the port of Ventspils being ice-free all year round. The average precipitation is 700 mm per annum, the medium relative humidity of the air is 82 %. The warmest month of the year is July.
  • Traffic in Ventspils: bus, taxibus, taxi and car
  • Electrical voltage: 220 volts AC, 50 Hz, the plug is two-pin, European-style
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