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Dobele and its neighbourhood was inhabited already in the stone age.The archeological excavations give evidence about the settlement – ancient town - next to the Castle Mound in the 1st century B.C. The first written records about Dobele are dated from 1254, when Dobele was first mentioned in the Act of Semigallia Division among the Archibishop of Rīga, Rīga Dome Chapter of Priests and the Livonia Order. Nowadays the attention of every resident of Dobele and the guests of the town is attracted by Dobele Castle ruins, the monument to the Liberation of Dobele, the Lutheran Church built more than 500 hundred years ago and recently built Rome Catholic Church, Dobele Local History Museum, Dobele Historical centre – the Market Place with the variety of shops and cafes around it, the Town Forest Park – Ķestermežs and the State Fruit-growing Institute of Latvia with its vast and beautiful selection gardens at the gateway to the town. Pēteris Upītis, one of the most outstanding selectionist of Latvia, has spent the most part of his working life in Dobele. The years of the very early childhood of Veronika Strēlerte the poetess, translator and critic were connected with Dobele. Later Veronica Strēlerte lived in Sweden, but is buried in Dobele Cemetery. The lives and working activities of such famous people as Augusts Bīlenšteins, Krišjānis Barons, Augusts Deglavs, Mārtiņš Straumanis, Jūlijs Students, Hilda Vīka are related to Dobele. Today the name of Dobele is well known all over the world by the name of Viktors Ščerbatiks - the vice-champion in weightlifting in Athens Olimpic Games. Already in the 15th century in the territory of Dobele the settlements of craftsmen and tradesmen were forming along the left bank of the river Bērze. In the 17th century during the reign of Duke Jacob saw mill was built, water mill, carding- mill and vinegar distillery were functioning. Nowadays the industrial production is of great importance in the economical development of all the district. None of the large production companies in Dobele has interrupted its work during the years of economic reform, just the opposite – the enterprices are developing. Different household chemical goods, chemical building materials and candles are produced. There are agricultural product processing plants and food industry, timber and metal works and manufacturing of clothes. Dobele is known by the trade mark of A/S „Dobeles Dzirnavnieks” one of the leading grain processing enterprices in the country; by Ltd „Tenax” producer of chemical building materials, A/S Chemical Plant „Spodrība” with the production of household chemical goods and the production unit of „Baltic Candles Ltd” and others.
Baznīcas iela 6, Dobele, LV-3701


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