Though the Gauja river isn't the largest river of Latvia, it's probably the must latvian river for it's people.

If fact, it seams that the Gauja river is to the Latvians what the Valtava river is to the Czek people, or what the Loire river is to the French people, or even may be, what the Ganges river is to the Indians ;-)

Althought, the Gauja river can't be compared to any of these rivers, in any point, except for what it means in the heart of the Lativan people.