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Coat of arms
Olaine is located in Latvia
Location in Latvia
Coordinates: 56°47′N 23°56′E / 56.783°N 23.933°E / 56.783; 23.933Coordinates: 56°47′N 23°56′E / 56.783°N 23.933°E / 56.783; 23.933
Country  Latvia
District Riga District
Town rights 1967
 – Mayor Jānis Pavlovičs
 – Total 6.824 km2 (2.6 sq mi)
 – Total 12 719
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 – Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code LV-2114
Calling code +371 67
Number of city council members 11

Olaine (About this sound pronunciation ; German: Olai) is a town in Latvia that gained town rights in 1967. The history of Olaine is closely connected to a nearby peat bog that was first taken into use in 1940. Thereafter, more production facilities were built, the increasing numbers of workers needed accommodation and the first dwellings were built in Olaine. Previously, Olaine was the name of a village just two kilometers away. This village now has the name of Jaunolaine (New Olaine).

Olaine is home of Olainfarm, the second largest pharmaceuticals company in Latvia.


Fellowship towns

Through the years Olaine has gained several fellowship towns ("Sister cities) for collaboration in social, educational and cultural matters:

Sweden Ödeshög, Sweden Sweden Vadstena, Sweden Sweden Karlskoga, Sweden Finland Riihimäki, Finland
Poland Nowa Sarzyna, Poland Estonia Narva, Estonia Lithuania Anykščiai, Lithuania

Notable people

  • Gunta Baško - Latvian basketball player
  • Dmitrijs Milkevics - Latvian athlete
  • Jānis Kuzmins - World champion in slalom skateboarding


Vilīte, Valda: Olaines pagasts (2008)

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