Daugavpils is second largest city in Latvia, located about 200km from Riga. Daugavpils is a very diverse city, being home to many different nationalities.
Daugavpils has a population of 96,79236(of which 15,573 or 16% are less than 18 years old) and is located in the Latgale Region of Latvia. Located 25km from Lithuania and 35km from Belarus, it is renowned for being a logistics hub, with the railway industry being the largest employer in the city. In common with many other parts of Latvia, the economy of the city has been built on low technology manufacturing sectors37, including metal processing (27%), locomotive and railway rolling stock repairs (21%) and food and beverage production (17%), although new investments are seeking to change this.