Map Terminology

Many of the maps are in Latvian. To help you understand them better, here is a chart showing some of the more commonly-used terms:

abbreviation Latvian word translation
baseins basin, reservoir
bazn. baznīca church
ciems village, hamlet
ezers lake
kanāls canal
bulv. bulvāris boulevard
gatve alley
iela street
kalns hill
lauk. laukums square, place, field
līc. līcis bay
mežs woods, forest
muz. muzejs museum
osta port
pag. pagasts parish, rural district
prosp. prospekts avenue
rags cape, promontory
sala island
sk. skola school
tilts bridge
upe river

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Last revised September 19, 2008