Population of main cities:
Riga (627,500); Daugavpils (82,100); Liepaja (68,600); Jelgava (56,100); Jurmala (49,700); Ventspils (34,000); Rezekne (27,700); Ogre (23,300); Valmiera (23,100); Jekabpils (22,000)
The population of Latvia is made up of 62% Latvians, about 26% Russians, a little over 3% Belarusians, 2% Ukrainians, Poles also account for 2%, Lithuanians are about 1%, and other ethnic groups make up around 4%. (Central Statistical Bureau
Other Languages Spoken:
This country, with 2.5 million inhabitants is home to several linguistic communities. 33.5% of the citizens speak Russian and 4.1% speak Belarusian. Ukrainian is spoken by 3% of the population, Polish by 2.2%, Lithuanian by 1.7%.
Russian and English
Lutherans 55%; Catholics 24%; Protestants 29.8%; Orthodox Christians 20%; Jews 3.9%; Anglicans 0.8%; Others 0.8%. About 57.5% of the population is practicing.
It is %T:%M %A In Riga
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National Currency: Euro (EUR)
Type of State:
Democratic parliamentary republic.
Type of Economy:
Upper-middle-income economy, Ex-Transition country, member of the EU, member of NATO..
An economy built around transport activities for goods and petroleum products; Strategic geographical position which allows the country to trade with CIS countries and Europe.
HDI (World Rank):
Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.
To call from Latvia, dial 00
To call Latvia, dial +371
32.7 per 100 Inhabitants
22.4 per 100 Inhabitants
74.0 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity:
100% of the Population
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