This article is about a Latvian town. For a town in Lithuania, see Priekulė, Klaipėda.
Location in Latvia
|Coordinates: 56°27′N 21°35′E / 56.450°N 21.583°ECoordinates: 56°27′N 21°35′E / 56.450°N 21.583°E|
|• Total||5.4 km2 (2.1 sq mi)|
|Population (January 01, 2010)|
|• Density||452.04/km2 (1,170.8/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
|Calling code||+371 634|
Priekule is first mentioned as a fortified manor in 1483 but only began to grow as a town after 1871 when the Liepaja - Vilnius railway was built through Priekule. It was granted town rights in 1928 by the Latvian government.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Priekule.|