Latvia

Languages:

Latvian is the official language, but English, Lithuanian, Russian and German are also spoken. 

Time zone:

EET (UTC+2) 

Electricity:

Electrical current is 220 volts AC, 50 Hz. European style two-pin plugs are in use. 

Area:

64,589 sq km 

Population:

2016 estimate 1,953,200[ 

Currency:

Euro (€) (EUR) 

Religion:

Roman Catholic, Protestant 

Government:

Parliamentary republic 

Phone code:

+371 

Latvia's flag Flag of Latvia
Latvia is found on the Baltic Sea and is one of Europe's states. It is bordered by Russia, Estonia, Lithuania and Belarus. Riga, Latvia's capital, is the most popular tourist destination, even considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Latvia used to be a trading centre during the ancient times. Today, it is a well known place where countless tourists spend their vacations. Latvia is known for its lakes, forests and abundant wild life.
If night life is something you are looking for, the city of Riga in Latvia is where you'll find it. Interesting architecture is also something you'll find there. St. Peter's Church and the Central Market are examples of frequently visited Latvia attractions in Riga. Other parts of Latvia such as Sigulda, where the Turaida Castle and the Gutmantis Cave are found, Liepaja, a city with a must visit beach as well as Art Nouveau architecture, several parks, etc are also must visits when you're in Latvia.

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Riga

Riga is Latvia's capital city and is characteristically ‘cosmopolitan' because of its trendy bars and newly renovated structures. There is still the Old Town, of course, with several museums and histo...

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Sigulda

Sigulda is one of Latvia's famous towns. It is situated on the Vidzeme Region, found specifically on the Gauja Valley, and is called the ‘Switzerland of Latvia'. Though there are no s...

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Liepaja

Liepaja is the third biggest Latvian city and actually used to be the capital city during WWI. It is located specifically on the Baltic Coast with two main tourist destinations: the Liepaja ci...

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Bauska

Bauska is a town found in Zemgale, the central part of Latvia. Bauska is situated in between the two Latvian rivers: the Musa and the Memele. Nature lovers and those interested in historical architect...

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Cesis

Cesis is one of the oldest cities of Latvia, which is found in between the Gauja National Park's forests. The very first castle was constructed in Cesis in the year 1206. Eventually, people started li...

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Bauska

Bauska is a town found in Zemgale, the central part of Latvia. Bauska is situated in between the two Latvian rivers: the Musa and the Memele. Nature lovers and those interested in historical architect...

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