Latvia profile - Facts

Art Nouveau facade in Riga Riga is thought to have the finest collection of Art Nouveau buildings in Europe
  • Full name: Republic of Latvia
  • Population: 2.2 million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Riga
  • Area: 64,589 sq km (24,938 sq miles)
  • Major languages: Latvian, Russian
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 69 years (men), 79 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: euro
  • Main exports: Timber and wood products, fish and fish products
  • GNI per capita: US $13,320 (World Bank, 2011)
  • Internet domain: .lv
  • International dialling code: + 371

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