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20 Venti 2011, Latvia

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Years of issue: 10.2011
Edition: 1 000 000
Signatures: no signature
Serie: Ventspils. Venty
Specimen of: 2011
Material: Paper
Size (mm): 150 x 76
Printer: Unknown printer

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20 Venti 2011




20 Venti 2011

Cow "The ship is going", near the Ventspils castle, and “Beach Aqua Park” .


“Beach Aqua Park” is located nearby Ventspils Blue Flag Beach and is created as an open air water amusement park which allows to try out water attractions and relax, as well as to have fun, get tanned and listen to the sound of the sea. During time this place has become one of the most popular recreation objects in Ventspils during summer time.

“Beach Aqua Park” is open for visitors during tourism season– from June 2 till September (dates are specified when a season begins or closes).

“Beach Aqua Park” offers 3 different swimming pools where water temperature is always +24° C. There are 8 and 10 m high towers with different slides – standard, family, “turbo”, as well as one slide providing the feeling of free fall - it can also be used for sliding with aircushions. Children will enjoy specially created attractions – “octopus”, “boat”, “frog” and “mushroom”. When the weather is chilly it is possible to get warm by using sauna or bubble baths whose temperature is up to +35°C. (

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Cow "The ship is going" (near the Ventspils castle): Caught in fins, the cow bravely walks along the seabed.

In the summer of 2002 in the city of Ventspils the project "Cow Parade: Ventspils-2002" was implemented. On the streets, squares, parks and squares of the city of Ventspils, 26 full-size cattle sculptures made of fiberglass were on display for everyone. These sculptures were originally white in beautiful works of art were turned by famous artists and musicians from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Denmark. After the parade, a part of the cows were sold at a charity auction, and eight decorated burries remained in the city. Later, cows-giants were added to them on the embankment and on the promenade of the Southern Piers.

In 2012, noting the decade of the project "Cow Parade: Ventspils-2002", in Ventspils streets, parks and squares, there were again various participants of the "Cow Parade: Ventspils 2012" artwork - a total of 24 sculptures, which were again decorated by artists from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Azerbaijan, as well as Ventspils children, students of Ventspils University College, sportsmen and other famous residents of the city.

Ventspils Free Port is a deep-sea port on the east coast of the Baltic Sea in the city of Ventspils (Latvia). In terms of volume of cargo handled, it is the largest port in Latvia and one of the leading ports in the Baltic Sea. It does not freeze all year round.

Since 1997, there is a special economic zone, which gives enterprises the opportunity to obtain substantial tax benefits and creates favorable conditions for investment.


20 Venti 2011

The "Beach Aqua Park".



Over the past years, Ventspils has been and was rated as one of the most beautiful and friendly cities in Europe. In Ventspils it is easy to forget that you are actually in Latvia - the city has its own banner, the inhabitants speak their own language, have their own time period - Ventspils time.

To date, the city of Ventspils has issued its currency - venti, which has made the city more friendly, comfortable and accessible to its regular guests and other visitors.

In October 2011, for the first time, officially, one million Vents was issued in circulation. At the moment, the ventes are issued in the following six denominations: 5 vents, 10 vents, 20 vents, 50 vents, 100 vents and 500 vents. (

If you are interested in the question - why I decided to place Venti on my site, I will answer - I have a lot of links with Ventspils.. In one word - I'm not indifferent to it :)

I grew up in Ventspils from 1973 to 1984. In the city I visited the kindergarten "Teremok" on Vasarnichu Street, the 3rd eight-year school (up to the 5th grade). For those who know Ventspils I will say - I lived on Silu Street, which is next to Metru Street, opposite the city cemetery.

Some photos from Ventspils:

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