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Latvia Facts

  • Name: Latvia
    (long form) Republic of Latvia
  • Capital City: Riga (706,413 pop.)
    (1,098,523 metro)
  • Latvia Population: 2,178,443 (2013 est.)
  • Currency: Euro
    (conversion rates)

    euro
    20 Euros
  • Ethnicity: Latvian 59.3%, Russian 27.8%, Belarusian 3.6%, Ukrainian 2.5%, Polish 2.4%, Lithuanian 1.3%, other 3.1%
  • GDP total: $37.04 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $18,100 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: Latvian (official) 58.2%, Russian 37.5%, Lithuanian and other 4.3%
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Riga, Daugavpils
  • Name: Latvia is derived from Latgale (originally Lettigalli), with "Let-" meaning pour, and "-gale" meaning land.
  • National Day: November 18
  • Religion: Lutheran 19.6%, Orthodox 15.3%, other Christian 1%, other 0.4%, unspecified 63.7%
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