Location in Latvia
|Coordinates: 56°47′N 27°40′E / 56.783°N 27.667°ECoordinates: 56°47′N 27°40′E / 56.783°N 27.667°E|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
|Calling code||+371 657|
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.