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Castle ruins
Castle ruins
Coat of arms of Koknese
Koknese is located in Latvia
Location in Latvia
Coordinates: 56°39′N 25°36′E / 56.650°N 25.600°E / 56.650; 25.600Coordinates: 56°39′N 25°36′E / 56.650°N 25.600°E / 56.650; 25.600
Country Latvia
DistrictAizkraukle District
Town rights2021
 • Total2,562
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code

Koknese (audio speaker iconpronunciation ) is a town in middle Latvia. It is in Aizkraukle District. As of 2022, Koknese had a population of 2,562 people.[1] Koknese is on rivers Pērse and Daugava.

Koknese was a castle and river harbor at Middle Ages.[2] It has town rights at 1277 until 17th century. Town rights were given again in 2021.

Roads[change | change source]

Roads from Koknese: RigaDaugavpils (A6), Tīnūži—Koknese (P6), Ērgļi—Koknese (P79), Ogre—Koknese (V996), Suntaži—Koknese (V920). Koknese is railway station on line Riga—Daugavpils.

The centre of district Aizkraukle is 14 km to east from Koknese. The capital city Riga is 100 km to west.

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References[change | change source]

  1. Latvian Geospatial Information Agency
  2. Little Latvian Encyclopedia, 1967