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Where is Latvia?

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Located in the continent of Europe, Latvia covers 62,249 square kilometers of land and 2,340 square kilometers of water, making it the 125th largest nation in the world with a total area of 64,589 square kilometers.

Latvia became an independent state in 1918, after gaining its sovereignty from Russia. The population of Latvia is 2,191,580 (2012) and the nation has a density of 35 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Latvia is the Euro (EUR). As well, the people of Latvia are refered to as Latvian.

The dialing code for the country is 371 and the top level internet domain for Latvian sites is .lv.

Latvia shares land borders with 4 countries: Belarus, Lithuania, Estonia, Russia.

To learn more, visit our detailed Latvia section.

Quick facts

Population 2,191,580
Density 35.2 / km2 ( 91.2 / mi2 )
Language Latvian
Independence Year 1918
Capital Riga (Riga)
Currency Euro
GDP 31,920,815,648 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 14,565 (2014 data)
Land Area 62,249 km2 (24,034 mi2)
Water Area 2,340 km2 (903 mi2)
Neighbouring Countries Russia, Estonia, Belarus, Lithuania
Minimum Longitude 20.970
Maximum Longitude 28.240
Mininum Latitude 55.670
Maximum Latitude 58.080

What is the capital of Latvia?

map showing the location of Latvia
Location of Riga on a map.

Riga is the capital city of Latvia. It has a population of 742,572, and is located on a latitue of 56.95 and longitude of 24.11.

Riga is also the political center of Latvia, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Ceremonial head of state.

Quick Facts About Riga, the Capital Of Latvia

City Riga
Country Latvia
Population 742,572
Longitude 24.10589000
Latitude 56.94600000
Elevation 6 meters over sea level

Most popular cities in Latvia

Rank City Population
#1Riga742,572
#2Daugavpils111,564
#3Vec-Liepaja85,260
#4Liepaja85,132
#5Jelgava61,791
#6Jurmala54,088

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This page was last modified on October 2, 2015.