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Official name: Republic of Latvia

Location: Latvia is situated in Northern Europe, on the coast of the Baltic Sea.

Surface: 64589 km2

Population: 2294200

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.

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