New Europe with Stronger Ties

Latvia

School website: http://www.88vsk.lv/
Project website: http://88vsk.dgd.lv/

    BASIC FACTS ABOUT LATVIA

  • OFFICIAL NAME: Republic of Latvia (Latvijas Republika)
  • EU ADMISSION DATE: 01.05.2004
  • GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION: north-eastern Europe
  • NEIGHBOURS: Lithuania, Estonia, Belarus
  • AREA: 64.589 km2
  • POPULATION: ca. 2,5 million
  • ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION: 26 districts (rajons)
  • CAPITAL: Riga
  • CHIEF CITIES: Dineburg, Liepaja, Ventspils, etc.
  • OFFICIAL LANGUAGE: Latvian
  • THE HIGHEST PEAK: Galzina Kalns (312 m)
  • LONGEST RIVERS: Dougawa
  • CURRENCY: lat (euro will be introduced in 2014)
  • MAIN RELIGION: Lutheran, Orthodox
  • FAMOUS PEOPLE: Karis Ulamnis, Marija Naumova, Vaira Vike-Freiberga, Janis Rainis, etc.