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Official Name of the State Republic of Latvia
Capital Riga
Population ~2,400,000 (2000)
~2,100,000 (2011)
Ethnicities 57,6 % Latvians, 29,6 % Russians, 2,7 % Ukranians a.o.(2000)
62,1 % Latvians, 26,9 % Russians, 2,2 % Ukranians a.o.(2011)
Urban citizens 69 % (2000)
Largest cities Riga - 770,000 inhabitants (2000), 659,000 inhabitants (2011)
Daugavpils - 115,000 inhabitants (2000), 93,000 inhabitants (2011)
Liepaja - 95,000 inhabitants (2000), 77,000 inhabitants (2011)
Jelgava - 70,000 inhabitants (2000), 59,000 inhabitants (2011)
Jurmala - 60,000 inhabitants (2000), 51,000 inhabitants (2011)
Ventspils - 46,000 inhabitants (2000), 39,000 inhabitants (2011)
Area 65,000 km2
Climate Transitorial zone between maritime and continental climate.
Average temp.: +20C +30C in summer and -20C -10C in winter
Borders 1841 km (500 km - coastline at the Baltic Sea)
National currency 1 lats = 100 santims
Languages Latvian(official)
Religions Lutheran, Roman Catholic & Russian Orthodox
Type of Government Parlamentary Democracy
Highest Judicial Power Supreme Court
Electoral System Proportional Representation
Age of majority 18 years


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