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Latvia is located in Eastern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea, between Estonia and Lithuania.




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Capital: Riga
ISO code: LVA
Founded: November 18, 1918
Dialing code: +371
Currency: Euro
Official language: Latvian
Internet Country Code: .lv

Information & Brief History
After a brief period of independence between the two World Wars, Latvia was annexed by the USSR in 1940. It 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.

Business
Latvia Business Resources

Government
Government of Latvia

Hotels
Latvia Hotels: Jurmala, Riga

Languages Spoken: Latvian (official) 58.2%, Russian 37.5%, Lithuanian and other 4.3%

Religion: Lutheran, Roman Catholic, Russian Orthodox

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Eastern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea, between Estonia and Lithuania

Lowest point: Baltic Sea 0 m
Highest point: Gaizinkalns 312 m




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