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''This article is about the existing town. For the ghost town, see Skrunda-1+.''

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Skrunda
Town


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LV
Country

District+
Kuldīga District+
Town rights+
1996
Latvia
above
300
Location in Latvia
5640N
220E
region:LV_type:city
Mayor+
Nellija Kleinberga
Number of city council members
9
7.912
Rural territory+
257.908
50
2637
333
Postal code+
LV-3326
Calling code+
+371 633
EET+
+2
EEST+
+3
http://www.skrunda.lv/



Skrunda is best known as the town nearest the former Soviet secret city, Skrunda-1+, which housed two major radar installations during the Cold War+ period. Skrunda-1 is currently a ghost town+, as the last remaining residents abandoned the town in 1998. The Soviet Union, when building secret installations, usually left the name of the settlement off the map and referred to them literally by the name of the nearest town, plus a number (usually a 1).

In February 2010 the town was sold to an unknown Russian investor for $3.1 Million. No word yet on what the winning bidder will do with 110-acre (45 hectare) property that is located in western Latvia about 95 miles (150 kilometers) from Riga.

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Skrunda+ Skrunda (; ) is a town in Latvia. It lies 150 km west of the capital city Riga.
 Skrunda-1+ Skrunda-1, also known as Skrunda-2, is a ghost town and former Soviet radar station located 5 km to the north of Skrunda, in Raņķi parish, Latvia.
Skrunda Municipality+ Skrunda Municipality () is a municipality in Courland, Latvia. The municipality was formed in 2009 by merging Skrunda town with its countryside territory, Raņķi parish, Nīkrāce parish and Rudbārži parish; the administrative centre being Skrunda.
 Skrunda-class patrol boat+ The Skrunda class is a class of SWATH patrol vessels used by the Latvian Navy. The main duties of the vessels include fisheries inspections, search and rescue, environmental protection, sovereignty enforcement, and participation in NATO and EU operations.
 Skrunda parish+ Skrunda parish () is an administrative unit of the Skrunda municipality, Latvia. The parish has a population of 1209 (as of 1/07/2010) and covers an area of 257.91 km².
 Skrunda Station+ Skrunda Station is a railway station on the Jelgava – Liepāja Railway.