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Kolkasrags - Cape Kolka, Latvia
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The farthest northern point of Kurzeme followed by 7 kilometres long and 2 metres deep sandbank. It separates the Baltic Sea from Rīga Gulf. From Cape Kolka one can watch both sunrises when the sun comes up to the surface of Mazjūra (the Small sea), as the locals call Rīga Gulf, and sunsets with the sun falling into Dižjūra (the Big sea). Nature lovers will recognise Cape Kolka as a bird observation place during the spring migration. In April thousands of birds fly over this place daily.

Read more about Cape Kolka: http://www.kolkasrags.lv


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Kolka ir Kurzemes pussalas tālākais ziemeļu punkts, bet Kolkasrags ir izteiktākais zemesrags Latvijas piekrastē. Tā ir vieta, kur vērojama divu "jūru" - atklātās Baltijas jūras un Rīgas līča - viļņu saduršanās. Rags kā sēklis zem ūdens turpinās vēl 6 km garumā, un tā muguru jūra apskalo 0,5-3 metru dziļumā. Jūra ap Kolkasraga sēkli ir neskaitāmu kuģu bojāejas vieta. Sēkļa galā uz mākslīgas salas atrodas Kolkas bāka.

Kolkasraga (Domesnes) vārds pirmo reizi satopams tekstā (1040.), kas iekalts Mērvalas rūnu akmenī Zviedrijā. Kolka kā apdzīvota vieta pirmo reizi rakstos minēta 1387.gada dokumentā. Kolkasraga apzīmējums dokumentos līdz 19.gadsimta beigām bija Domesnes, bet vietējie iedzīvotāji ciemu sauca par Kolkasragu. 20.gadsimtā nostiprinājies apdzīvotās vietas nosaukums Kolka, lībiski Kūolka. Šis apzīmējums nāk no somu un igauņu valodas: igauņu kolgas, kolk, somu kolkka - kakts, stūris, nostūris.

Te ir vienreizēja iespēja vērot gan saullēktu, gan saulrietu jūrā vienuviet.

Pavasara migrācijas laikā šeit ir ievērojama caurceļojošo gājputnu koncentrēšanās un atpūtas vieta.

Vairāk par Kolkasragu: http://www.kolkasrags.lv



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Туристическая информация, горячие напитки, местная кухня в сезонном кафе, сувениры, благоустроенные места для отдыха, платная авто стоянка, мобильная баня, катание на лодке вокруг мыс Колки.

Мыс Колка самый выраженный мыс Латвийского побережья. Это место, где встречается волны с двух морей - открытого Балтийского моря и Рижского залива. Узкий мыс, как подводная мель продолжается еще 7 км. В конце мыса на искусственном остраве находится Колкский маяк.

Название Колки (Domesnes) первый раз встречается в письменном виде в 1040 году высеченным на руническом камне в  Мервалла, в Швеции.

Во время весенней миграции это место  Европейского значения концентрации, отдыха, и за одно - наблюдения, перелетных птиц. А также уникальной возможности наблюдать и восход, и закат в море в одном месте.

Больше информации: http://www.kolkasrags.lv


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Uploaded: 05/12/2011
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Tags: kolka; baltijas jūra; baltic sea; riga bay; beach; море; Латвия; latvija
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