The district was formed in 2009 from 19 parishes of the former Daugavpils region. These are Ambeļi parish, Biķernieki parish, Demene parish, Dubna parish, Kalkūne parish, Kalupe parish, Laucesa parish, Līksna parish, Maļinova parish, Medumi parish, Naujene parish, Nīcgale parish, Saliena parish, Skrudaliena parish, Svente parish, Tabore parish, Vabole parish, Vecsaliena parish, Višķi parish.
Daugavpils district has three officially ratified symbols: coat of arms, logo and flag. All three are markers of belonging to a specific place and tell about its essential attributes and characteristic features.
Daugavpils district logo
The sun placed centrally in the logo labels Daugavpils district as the southernmost tip of Latvia; the ornamental belt is a symbol of the Daugava River, expressed through ethnographic patterns; the inscription “where the sun dances”, placed in the bottom right corner, continues the line of interpretation and invites perceiving Daugavpils district as an open, sun-kissed rural area, rich in natural and cultural values.
Ratified on 10 February 2011.
Authors: Silva Veronika Linarte and Ināra Mukāne.
Daugavpils district coat of arms
Heraldic description – three flying silver banners with tripartite ends, placed horizontally on a red field; central on each banner – a wrought red cross with black dotted lines on the branches.
Interpretation – three flying silver banners on a red field highlight the crucial strategic placement of Daugavpils district in Latvian borderland. The shape of the banners has its roots in medieval history and resembles the banners of knights from Dunaburg castle. The three banners flying above Daugavpils district are symbols of our past, present and future.
Ratified by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia on 19 October 2010.
Artists: Silva Veronika Linarte and Andris Pudāns.
Daugavpils district flag
Daugavpils district flag is a rectangular piece of fabric, with aspect ratio 2:1. The flag is double-sided, split in two vertical strips with red (left) and white (right) backgrounds. The white strip features three flying silver banners with tripartite ends, placed horizontally; central on each banner – a wrought red cross with black dotted lines on the branches.
Consecrated on 18 December 2012 at Līksna Roman Catholic church.
Authors: Silva Veronika Linarte un Andris Pudāns.
Area: 1889.7 km2
Population: 24 000 (01.01.2017.)