Daugavpils, Latvia's second-largest city, has been around a long time: Stone Age habitations have been found within the limits of this city, 115 mi/185 km southeast of Riga. However, almost 80% of the city was destroyed during World War II, so most of the architecture is modern. The population is multinational (less than 10% is ethnic Latvian; the majority is Russian) and relatively poor. The city's most visually dominating sight is the Daugavpils Fortress, built in the 16th century by Ivan the Terrible.
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