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Facts about Latvia

Administrative divisions: 26 counties (singular - rajons) and 7 municipalities*: Aizkraukles Rajons , Aluksnes Rajons , Balvu Rajons , Bauskas Rajons , Cesu Rajons , Daugavpils* , Daugavpils Rajons , Dobeles Rajons , Gulbenes Rajons , Jekabpils Rajons , Jelgava* , Jelgavas Rajons , Jurmala* , Kraslavas Rajons , Kuldigas Rajons , Liepaja* , Liepajas Rajons , Limbazu Rajons , Ludzas Rajons , Madonas Rajons , Ogres Rajons , Preilu Rajons , Rezekne* , Rezeknes Rajons , Riga* , Rigas Rajons , Saldus Rajons , Talsu Rajons , Tukuma Rajons , Valkas Rajons , Valmieras Rajons , Ventspils* , Ventspils Rajons
Area: total: 64 ,589 sq km land: 63 ,589 sq km water: 1 ,000 sq km
Background: The name "Latvia" originates from the ancient Latgalians , one of four eastern Baltic tribes that formed the ethnic core of the Latvian people (ca. 8th-12th centuries A.D.). The region subsequently came under the control of Germans , Poles , Swedes , and finally , Russians. A 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. Although the last Russian troops left in 1994 , the status of the Russian minority (some 30% of the population) remains of concern to Moscow. Latvia joined both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004.
Flag description: three horizontal bands of maroon (top) , white (half-width) , and maroon
Capital: name: Riga geographic coordinates: 56 57 N , 24 06 E time difference: UTC+2 (7 hours ahead of Washington , DC during Standard Time) daylight saving time: +1hr , begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October
Climate: maritime; wet , moderate winters
Currency code: lat (LVL)
Ethnic groups: Latvian 57.7% , Russian 29.6% , Belarusian 4.1% , Ukrainian 2.7% , Polish 2.5% , Lithuanian 1.4% , other 2% (2002)
Geographic coordinates: 57 00 N , 25 00 E
Geography note: most of the country is composed of fertile , low-lying plains , with some hills in the east
Government type: parliamentary democracy
Imports partners: Germany 15% , Lithuania 13.9% , Russia 8.7% , Estonia 8.1% , Poland 7% , Finland 5.1% , Sweden 4.9% (2007)
Internet country code: .lv
Land boundaries: 498 km
Neighbouring countries: total: 1 ,382 km border countries: Belarus 171 km , Estonia 343 km , Lithuania 576 km , Russia 292 km
Languages: Latvian (official) 58.2% , Russian 37.5% , Lithuanian and other 4.3% (2000 census)
Location: Eastern Europe , bordering the Baltic Sea , between Estonia and Lithuania
Map references: Europe
National holiday: Independence Day , 18 November (1918); note - 18 November 1918 was the date Latvia declared itself independent from Soviet Russia; 4 May 1990 is when it declared the renewal of independence; 21 August 1991 was the date of de facto independence from the Soviet Union
Nationality: noun: Latvian(s) adjective: Latvian
Natural hazards: NA
Population: 2 ,245 ,423 (July 2008 est.)
Religions: Lutheran 19.6% , Orthodox 15.3% , other Christian 1% , other 0.4% , unspecified 63.7% (2006)
Terrain: low plain
Unemployment rate: 5.7% (2007 est.)

Capital of Republic of Latvia

Rīga (click to view Rīga map)

Places in Latvia

Browse the most comprehensive and up-to-date online directory of administrative regions and Street views in Latvia. Regions are sorted in alphabetical order from level 1 to level 2 and eventually up to level 3 regions.

Aizkraukle District (91 google map locations)
Aluksne District (116 google map locations)
Balvi District (202 google map locations)
Bauska District (72 google map locations)
Cesis District (184 google map locations)
Daugavpils (2 google map locations)
Daugavpils District (186 google map locations)
Dobele District (83 google map locations)
Gulbene District (95 google map locations)
Jekabpils District (144 google map locations)
Jelgava District (125 google map locations)
Kraslava District (210 google map locations)
Kuldīga District (139 google map locations)
Liepaja (4 google map locations)
Liepaja District (194 google map locations)
Limbaži District (104 google map locations)
Ludza District (232 google map locations)
Madona District (163 google map locations)
Ogre District (56 google map locations)
Preiļi District (172 google map locations)
Rezekne (3 google map locations)
Rezekne District (231 google map locations)
Riga (72 google map locations)
Riga District (143 google map locations)
Saldus District (137 google map locations)
Talsi District (186 google map locations)
Tukums District (144 google map locations)
Valka District (111 google map locations)
Valmiera District (93 google map locations)
Ventspils (4 google map locations)
Ventspils District (134 google map locations)

Random cities in Latvia

Rīga, the capital city of Latvia.

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