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2 euro coin 2018 Latvia – Zemgale


UNC 2 euro coin.
Coins: Diameter – 25.75mm
Thickness – 2.2mm
Weight – 8.5gr
75% copper – 25% nickel clad on nickel core
Mintage: 500 000 pieces
Date of issue: 2018


Within Latvia, Semigallia has the status of one of the four historical and cultural regions of Latvia, the region takes its name from the Baltic people known as Semigallians. Since the 13th century Selonia has been included as part of Semigalia, and comprises the eastern part of the current electoral district of Zemgale. It takes its name from the Baltic tribe of the Selonians. Traditional Selonia also includes a portion of northeastern Lithuania.

The Semigallian language was spoken in the region until around the 16th century.

Between 1795 and 1918 Semigalia was included within the government of Courland and passed with that territory to independent Latvia after World War I.