Daugavpils district is a territory, located around Daugavpils city. District includes 19 territorial units or parishes. There are two different municipalities – Daugavpils City Municipality is responsible for administration of city, and Daugavpils Amalgamated Municipality is responsible for administration of Daugavpils district.
The population of Daugavpils district is 26,913 and it`s area is 1889,7 square meters. Daugavpils district is interesting because of its multicultural environment – inhabitants of district represent different nationalities; most popular of them: Latvian, Russian, Belarusian, Polish, Ukrainian etc. Cross-cultural ethnical identity of Daugavpils district is advantage which helps to develop cultural traditions, tourism destinations and other social activities much more differently than it would be possible in other regions of Latvia.
Culture Department of Daugavpils Amalgamated Municipality
Culture Department of Daugavpils Amalgamated Municipality was established by Daugavpils Amalgamated Municipality in 2009. Department is a municipal authority, subordinated to Municipality. Department manages and organizes cultural work in Daugavpils district; it is also responsible for interest-education, life-long learning, historical and cultural heritage and cultural tourism in Daugavpils district.
Culture Department of Daugavpils Amalgamated Municipality provides cultural institutions in Daugavpils district with methodical and organizational support. It also organizes local and international events in Daugavpils district and provides different communication tools with society.
Culture Department implements different national and international projects and cooperates with partners from Lithuania, Poland, Italy, Germany, Malta, Belarus etc.