Why Latvia?

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Eight Things

About Latvia

Glance on Latvia

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Glance on Latvia


Around 1 800 000 People


Riga City


EU, Schengen Area, Eurozone, UN, Council of Europe, NATO, OECD, WTO

Political system

Parliamentary Republic

Time Zone



498 km (Baltic Sea and Gulf of Riga)


Latvia lies on the eastern shore of the Baltic Sea. The country’s territory is mostly made up of low-lying forested plains, with lakes and swamps dotting the countryside.

Our neighbours

Latvia is bordered by Estonia in the north, Lithuania to the south, Russia to the east and Belarus to the southeast.


Official language is Latvian. Additional spoken languages are Russian, English and German

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