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Liepāja is a city in western Latvia, located on the Baltic Sea directly at 21°E. It is the largest city in the Kurzeme Region and the third largest city in the country after Riga and Daugavpils. An important ice-free port, as of 1 July 2011, Liepāja had a population of 75,000.

Liepāja is known throughout Latvia as "The city where the wind is born", likely because of the constant sea breeze.

Latvian Winter Swimming Championships[edit]

The Latvian Winter Swimming Championships (Liepājas Veloronu Kauss) are conducted by the International Winter Swimming Association and are held in Beberliņi Lake in Liepāja where the water and air temperatures can be +1°C for 25m, 50m and 4x25m team relays.

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