Liepāja is a city in western Latvia on the Baltic sea. It is the third-largest city in Latvia and an important ice-free port. As of 1 January 2006, Liepāja has a population of 85,915. Liepāja is located straight at 21° longitude. The Coat of Arms of Liepāja was adopted four days after it gained city rights on 22 March 1625. The Coat of Arms is described as: "on a silver background, the lion of Kurzeme (Courland) with a divided tail, who leans upon a Linden tree with its forelegs." The flag of Liepāja has the coat of arms in the center, with red in the top half and green in the bottom. Images are available at the Liepāja homepage.
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