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Latvia's Quick Facts

Land Area 62,249 km2
Water Area 2,340 km2
Total Area 64,589 km2
Population 1,965,686
Population Density 30.43 / km2
Government Type Parliamentary Republic
GDP (PPP) $50.65 Billion
GDP Per Capita $25,700
Currency Lat (LVL)
Largest Cities
  • Riga (742,572)
  • Daugavpils (111,564)
  • Vec-Liepaja (85,260)
  • Liepaja (85,132)
  • Jelgava (61,791)
  • Jurmala (54,088)
  • Ventspils (42,644)
  • Rezekne (38,340)
  • Jekabpils (27,078)
  • Valmiera (26,963)
  • 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%
  • Symbols

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