Official name: Republic of Latvia
Location: Latvia is situated in Northern Europe, on the coast of the Baltic Sea.
Surface: 64589 km2
Capital: Riga (population 764328)
Administrative divisions: 26 districts (rajoni), there are also seven cities that have a separate status.
Border length: 1862 km
Borders: Estonia, Russia, Belarus, Lithuania
Lowest point: Dridzis Lake - 65.1 m
Highest point: Gaizinkalns - 311.6 m
Population density: 35.52/km2
Geographical position: 57 00 N, 25 00 E
Local time: GMT +2, from April to November GMT +3
Government: multy party parliamentary republic
Coastline: 531 km
GDP: $16.13 billion
GDP per capita: $15,400
Major cities: Daugavpils, Jelgava, Jurmala, Liepaja, Rezekne, Ventspils
Official language: Latvian
Currency: Lats (LVL), 1 lats = 100 santimi
Electricity: 220V, frequency 50HZ, European plug with two circular metal pins
Country Dialing Code: 371
Flag: three horizontal bands of maroon (top), white (half-width), and maroon
Length of the country: from North to South - 210 km, from West to East - 450 km.