Latvia is located in Eastern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea, between Estonia and Lithuania.
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ISO code: LVA
Founded: November 18, 1918
Dialing code: +371
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.
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Government of Latvia
Latvia Hotels: Jurmala, Riga
Languages Spoken: Latvian (official) 58.2%, Russian 37.5%, Lithuanian and other 4.3%
Religion: Lutheran, Roman Catholic, Russian Orthodox
Eastern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea, between Estonia and Lithuania
Lowest point: Baltic Sea 0 m
Highest point: Gaizinkalns 312 m