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Map of Latvia

Area in square kilometers

64,589 km2
Location of Latvia (dark green)– on the European continent (green & dark grey)– in the European Union (green) — Location of Latvia (dark green) – on the European continent (green & dark grey) – in the European Union (green) —
1 Latvia is de jure continuous with its declaration November 18, 1918. Latvia (Listeni /ˈlætviə/; Latvian: Latvija), officially the Republic of Latvia (Latvian: Latvijas Republika), is a country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe.
The territory of Latvia covers 64,589 km2 (24,938 sq mi) and it has a temperate seasonal climate. The Latvians are Baltic people culturally related to the Estonians and Lithuanians, with the Latvian language having many similarities with Lithuanian, but not with the Estonian language (a Finnic language).
Latvian lat (LVL) Area 64,589 sq km Population 2,223,000 (October 2009 est.
Latvia (Latvija) is a European state which is situated on the coast of Baltic Sea.
Latvia is a famous ancient trading point. The famous ‘route from the Vikings to the Greeks’ mentioned in ancient chronicles stretched from Scandinavia through Latvian territory along the river Daugava to the Kievan Rus and Byzantine Empire.
Fireworks above Freedom's Monument in Riga, Latvia mark anniversary of Latvia's 1918 independence proclamation. November 18, 2002. Fireworks above Freedom's Monument in Riga, Latvia mark anniversary of Latvia's 1918 independence proclamation. November 18, 2002. Stay Connected with State.
Latvia reflects the strong cultural and religious influences of centuries-long Germanic and Scandinavian colonization and settlement. Eastern Latvia (Latgale) retains strong Polish and Russian cultural influences. This highly literate society places a strong emphasis upon education, which is free and compulsory until age 16.
ethnic Latvians in Latvia from 73% to 52%.
Latvian republic emerged following World War I, but it was annexed by the USSR in 1940 - an action never recognized by the US and many other countries. Latvia reestablished its independence in 1991 following the breakup of the Soviet Union.
Latvia joined both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004. Back to Top Geography ::Latvia Location: Field info displayed for all countries in alpha order.
8 sq kmnote: land in Latvia is often too wet and in need of drainage not irrigation; approximately 16,000 sq km or 85% of agricultural land has been improved by drainage (2008) Total renewable water resources: Field info displayed for all countries in
Map of LatviaMap of Latvia President: Valdis Zatlers (2007) Prime Minister: Valdis Dombrovskis (2009) Land area: 24,903 sq mi (64,500 sq km); total area: 24,938 sq mi (64,589 sq km) Population (2010 est.
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Latvia borders Estonia in the north, Lithuania in the south, the Baltic Sea with the Gulf of Riga in the west, Russia in the east, and Belarus in the southeast. Latvia is largely a fertile lowland with numerous lakes and hills to the east.
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COUNTRY DESCRIPTION: Latvia is a stable democracy with a developing economy.
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A child of the collapse of the USSR in the early 90s, Latvia is unique among its Soviet-siblings for the large proportion of Russians in its population (estimated around 30%).
It is not surprising, then, that Latvian tourism has been relatively slow to pick up. Latvia does not boast breathtaking scenery; the charm of Latvia is more subtle than that.
The history of Latvia in ancient times is not much different from other countries in the Baltic region. After the last Ice age settlements of several tribes began to emerge. Several tribes lived in the region. In the Middle ages Latvia was conquered by the Livonions.
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For travellers, the best thing about Latvia is that it is so compact. Its 500 km of sandy beaches are easily reached from historical towns, where medieval hanseatic foundations support baroque and art nouveau buildings, that become venues for cultural festivals during the summer.
With such a variety, Latvia is best enjoyed slowly.
Latvia was admitted to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the European Union (EU) in 2004. The capital and chief city is Riga.
Latvia is essentially an undulating plain, with fairly flat lowlands alternating with hills. The eastern part of the country is more elevated, its most prominent feature being the Central Vidzeme Upland, which reaches a maximum elevation of 1,020 feet (311 metres).
Latvia contains a multitude of rivers that drain into the Baltic Sea. The largest are the Western Dvina, locally called the Daugava (with a total length of 222 miles in Latvia), the Gauja (Russian: Gauya), the Venta, and the Lielupe.
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Location of Latvia Location of Latvia (dark green) – on the European continent (light green & dark grey) – in the European Union (light green) — Capital (and largest city) Riga
1 Latvia is continuous with the first republic. 2 Secession from Soviet Union begun. 3 Also .eu, shared with other European Union member states.
The territory of Latvia covers 64,589 km² and is influenced by a temperate seasonal climate. The Latvians are a Baltic people closely related to the Lithuanians, with the Latvian language sharing many similarities to Lithuanian.
Latvia, addresses of Latvian and foreign embassies, domestic airlines, city- and country guides with extensive travel and tourism information on accommodation, tourist attractions, events and more like weather information, maps, statistics and local newspapers from Latvia.
Latvia was annexed by the USSR in 1940. It reestablished its independence in 1991 following the breakup of the Soviet Union.
Latvia continues to revamp its economy for eventual integration into various Western European political and economic institutions. Since May 2004 Latvia is a member of the European Union.
stalwart old-Soviet image, the Latvia of today is vibrant, enigmatic and altogether mesmerising. Refreshingly unpretentious, Latvia manages to tantalise even the most jaded traveller. Many arrive expecting little and leave overwhelmed, certain they've uncovered long-buried treasure.
Latvia is still one of those places where you can embrace the unbeaten path and become an intrepid adventurer exploring virgin terrain.
intense suffering under Soviet and Nazi occupations, Latvia has a serenity and charm rarely found elsewhere in Europe. This is Latvia's moment. Visit before everyone else does.
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Location of Latvia Location of Latvia (orange) – on the European continent (camel white) – in the European Union (camel) Capital Riga 56°57′N 24°6′E Largest city capital
Republic of Latvia (Latvian: Latvija or Latvijas Republika), is a country in Northern Europe. Latvia shares land borders with Estonia to the north and Lithuania to the south – and both Russia and Belarus to the east. It is separated from Sweden in the west by the Baltic Sea.
Across the European continent, Latvia's coast was known as a place for obtaining amber. Up to and into the Middle Ages amber was more valuable than gold in many places. Latvian amber was known in places as far away as Ancient Greece and the Roman Empire.
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print this map print this map Latvia description 1 | 2 Description (Page 1) The Baltic Sea areas of what is now called Latvia were first settled in 3000 BC, and over centuries of time trade routes developed across parts of Europe, and beyond.
end Russia was the victor and Latvia, as well as Estonia were now in Russian hands. The result was a human tragedy for Latvia.
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The Latvian national football team (Latvian: Valstsvienība) is controlled by the Latvian Football Federation, the governing body for football in Latvia and represents the country in international football competitions, such as World Cup and the European Championships.
Latvia played their first match in 1922, a game against Estonia; the result was a 1–1 draw. Latvia are the only Baltic team that has qualified for a European Championship and have won the Baltic Cup 19 times.
The Republic of Latvia, formerly of the Soviet Union, is divided into four regions. What is now Kurzeme and Zemgale in the western half of the country used to be Kurland (Courland). Vidzeme contains the capital, Riga, and extends northeast and borders Estonia.
The origins of Latvian Jews lie in Livonia and Courland, which are located on the coast of the Baltic Sea.
the national movement in Latvia, which saw them as foreigners. Courland Boasting the oldest Jewish community in Latvia, Courland was made up of two separate realms, Piltene (Pilten) and Courland.
is Russian Orthodox, and Eastern Latvia is predominantly Roman Catholic.
of ethnic Latvians in Latvia from 73% to 52%.
the Latvian language in order to become a citizen. Such legislation has caused concern among many non-citizen resident Russians, despite Latvian legal guarantees of universal human and civil rights regardless of citizenship.
Latvia is one of the Baltic States, located on the Baltic Sea. It borders Russia, Estonia and Lithuania.
Latvia has a negative population growth rate, meaning that the number of people in the country is getting smaller each year. Its capital is Riga, which is on the coast of the Baltic Sea opposite Sweden.
Latvian people and the official language of the country. It is an inflective language with several analytical forms, three dialects, and German syntactical influence. The oldest known examples of written Latvian are from a 1585 catechism.
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latvia pronunciation /ˈlæt vi ə, ˈlɑt-/ Show Spelled Show IPA –noun a republic in N europe, on the Baltic, S of Estonia, an independent state 1918–40; annexed by the Soviet Union 1940; regained independence 1991. 2,437,649; 25,395 sq. mi. (63,700 sq.
Use latvia in a SentenceSee images of latviaSearch latvia on the WebLatvian, Lat·vi·ja latvia pronunciation /ˈlɑt vɪˌyɑ/ Show Spelled Show IPA. Unabridged Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2011.
Latvia is one of Northern Europe's most exciting places hidden away from the world's view for over half a century by the Soviet occupation. Prior to the occupation, Latvia was one of the most dynamic parts of Europe with exciting possibilities.
collapse of the Soviet system, Latvia is struggling to regain its strength and place in the world.
the Latvian people with the respect that they deserve. Outside of Riga, be prepared to step back into history as the infrastructure in most parts is not yet developed as that in Riga. Be patient and understanding and you will have a remarkable experience.
The history of Latvia is best described as a troubled whirlwind of fierce struggle and downright rebellion.
The Latvians and Lithuanians are the two surviving peoples of the Balt branch of the Indo-European ethnolinguistic group. The Balts are thought to have spread into the southeastern Baltic area around 2000 BC from the region that is now Belarus and neighbouring parts of Russia.
The Latvians are descended from those tribes who settled in the territory of modern Latvia, such as the Letts (or Latgals), the Selonians, the Semigallians and the Cours. The Latgals, Semigallians and Cours gave their names to Latvian regions: Latgale, Zemgale and Kurzeme.
The capital and largest city of Latvia on the Gulf of Riga, an inlet of the Baltic Sea bordering on Latvia and Estonia.
Latvia from 1918 to 1940 but was thereafter incorporated into the U.S.S.R. Riga again became the capital of an independent Latvia in 1991. It is a principal Baltic port and a major administrative, cultural, and industrial centre.
901,700), capital of Latvia, on the Daugava (Western Dvina) River near its entry into the Gulf of Riga. A major Baltic port, it is also a rail junction, a military base, and an industrial and cultural center.
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