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100 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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100 Venti 2011




100 Venti 2011

Bull "Sailor" and the lighthouse of the South breakwater of Ventspils, on which a bull is installed.

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Bull "Sailor" and the lighthouse of the South breakwater of Ventspils, on which a bull is installed.

Traditionally as a lighthouse of Ventspils, in the photo of the city depict characteristic beacons at the extremities of the breakwater, the sea gates of the city. Lighthouses of the sea gate. In the form of white towers of rounded cross-section with roofs of green and red color (and with fire of green and red color - respectively right and left, if you enter the gate from the sea). However, the lighthouse of the south mole of Ventspils was known for its popularity, because there is free access to this pier. It is also because of the picturesqueness of the mole itself with the lighthouse at its extremity. Particularly interesting is the breakwater during the storms...Ventspils Ventspils Ventspils

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.

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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.

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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.


100 Venti 2011


The lighthouse of the South breakwater of Ventspils.



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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