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Latvian National Commission
Reg. No. 90000089305
Pils laukums 4 – 206,
Rīga, LV 1050
Phone: +371 67 325 109
Fax: +371 67 222 762
E-mail: office@unesco.lv
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Latvian National Register

The Latvian National Register has been established with the aim to gather information about cultural and natural heritage in Latvia which according to the 1972 Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage has universal value and has to be protected for the next generation. The Latvian National Register complies with the Tentative List of the Republic of Latvia. States Parties are encouraged to submit their Tentative Lists, properties which they consider to be cultural and/or natural heritage of outstanding universal value and therefore suitable for inscription on the World Heritage List.

The Assembly of the Latvian National Commission for UNESCO has decided to include into the Tentative List three objects.

Nature Park “Daugavas loki”
The most characteristic specific feature of the nature here is eight large bends of the Daugava River, which reach 4-6 km and have steep slopes formed on their shores.

The Nature Park is located in the Daugava River valley section from the border of Krāslava to Naujene and occupies the area of 120 km². It was established in 1990 to preserve the unique and peculiar landscape of the ancient valley of the Daugava River, its valuable nature complexes, biological diversity of plants and animals, as well as its cultural and historical monuments.

The Daugava River as a natural border and trade road was also important in a historical context with many archaeological, architectonic and historic monuments.

Kuldiga Old town and Ventas waterfall (Ventas rumba)
Kuldiga is an ancient town with unique architecture. The little river Alekšupīte runs through the old town. A 4.5 m high waterfall on the stream is the highest in Latvia. Not far from the Ventas rumba there is a brick bridge. The historic centre of Kuldiga has been preserved authentically in an excellent condition.

Grobina archaeological complex
Grobina is an ancient and until nowadays known Scandinavian settlement on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea. The Grobina archaeological complex is an outstanding example for a Viking age settlement.

The site of Grobiņa is exceptionally well-preserved archaeological sites and structures of the Viking Age, unique material testimony about ancient habitat and existence of international far trade and external relationship network created by north men and Vikings, as well as about the interaction and fruitful symbiosis of different cultures.