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Latvia Information



Latvia information is all about the history of Latvia, the gradual development of Latvia since the country was founded and the present condition of the country. Latvia is an European country that was founded by the Balt tribes,
around three thousand years ago. In thirteenth century, Latvia was ruled by Germany and then many other countries like, Lithuania, Sweden and Russia. After many decades of enslavement, finally Latvia got independent in the year 1990. In the year 1994, the Russian army left the country and it achieved complete freedom.

Latvia Geography
Latvia, after its independence is known as Republic of Latvia, which is situated in the Eastern Europe. The neighboring countries of Latvia are Russia, Lithuania, Estonia and Belarus. Latvia's capital is Riga where the main airport is also located. Riga is Latvia's main commercial center. The other important and big cities of Latvia are Daugavpils, Rezelne, Jurmala, Ventspils, Jelgava and Liepaja. The longest rivers of Latvia are the Gauja and the Daugava. The climate of Latvia is basically cold. The winter season is really hard to pass-by because of massive snowfall and chilling weather. The summer is very soothing as the temperature is approximately 20-28 degree centigrade.



Latvia environment is very simple and calm. The crime reports are quite less in the country. The Latvian society is a developed one. The government of the country is successful in achieving the targets after its independence. Latvia demography is approximately 2,274,735 according to the 2006 census. Latvia economy is doing pretty well after its independence. Latvia economy basically depends upon the service sector of the country. Tourism is the field in which the country can go a long way and can earn more of foreign exchange. Latvia culture is a traditional one. The people of Latvia are very religious and majority of the population are the Roman Catholics.

Latvia is developing itself more and more so that it can provide more tourism facilities and can become one of the best tourist's attractions.



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