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Riga - the capital of Latvia in the winter
Riga - the capital of Latvia in the winter

Riga

The capital of Latvia in the winter

LATVIA

Europe

LATVIA

Europe

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Capital: Riga

Location: Eastern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea, between Estonia and Lithuania

Government: Republic of Latvia

Currency: euros (EUR)

Area: 64,589 sq km

Population: 1,862,687 (July 2021 est.)

Languages: Latvian (official) 56.3%, Russian 33.8%, other 0.6% (includes Polish, Ukrainian, and Belarusian), unspecified 9.4%; note - data represent language usually spoken at home (2011 est.)

Religion: Lutheran 36.2%, Roman Catholic 19.5%, Orthodox 19.1%, other Christian 1.6%, other 0.1%, unspecified/none 23.5% (2017 est.)

TimeZone: UTC+2

Tel Code: +371

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