For the German village Karsau see Rheinfelden, Germany

Coat of arms

Location in Latvia

Coordinates: 56°47′N 27°40′E / 56.783°N 27.667°E / 56.783; 27.667Coordinates: 56°47′N 27°40′E / 56.783°N 27.667°E / 56.783; 27.667
Country  Latvia
District Ludza District
Town rights 1928
  Total 2,570
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code LV-5717
Calling code +371 657

Kārsava ( pronunciation ; German: Karsau) is a town in Latvia. Kārsava is located in the historical region of Latgale near the border of Russia.

The ancient baltic tribe Latgalians inhabited the territory of Kārsava since the 8th century. There are several hillforts near town.

In 1763 a Catholic church was built in Kārsava. The town was located near the Rēzekne- Ostrov postal road and it saw rapid development when the St. Petersburg- Vilnius railway line was constructed nearby and the town became a trading centre.

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