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Olaine ( ) is a town in Latviamarker that gained town rights in 1967. The history of Olaine is closely connected to a nearby peat bog that was first taken into use in 1940. Since then, more production facilities were built, the increasing numbers of workers needed accommodation and the first dwellings were built in Olaine. Previously, Olaine was the name of a village just two kilometers away. This village now has the name of Jaunolaine (New Olaine).

In Olaine is the second largest pharmaceutical factory in Latvia - Olainfarm.

Fellowship towns

Through the years Olaine has gained several fellowship towns ("Sister cities) for collaboration in social, educational and cultural matters:
Ödeshögmarker, Swedenmarker Vadstenamarker, Swedenmarker Karlskogamarker, Swedenmarker Riihimäkimarker, Finlandmarker
Nowa Sarzynamarker, Polandmarker Narvamarker, Estoniamarker Anykščiaimarker, Lithuaniamarker


Notable people



Literature

Vilīte, Valda: Olaines pagasts (2008)

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