Daugavpils (formerly Dvinsk, Dinaburg (up to 1893), Borisoglebu, in Russian Chronicles of Newgen — a city of Republican subordination in Latvia the second largest and important city of the country after the capital Riga. The population of Daugavpils is 95 thousand people. Daugavpils is located on the river Daugava (Western Dvina), near the borders Lithuania (25 km) and Belarus (33 km). Daugavpils is the largest city in the Eastern part of Latvia — Latgale, its cultural, educational and industrial center. The administrative center of Daugavpils region, which is not included. Daugavpils is a major railway junction. Multinational and multi-confessional city. In the sources is first mentioned in 1275.