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Republic o Latvie
Latvijas Republika  (Latvie)
Banner o Latvie
Coat o airms o Latvie
Banner Coat o airms
Anthem: 
Dievs, svētī Latviju!
God Bless Latvie!
Location o  Latvie  (dark green)– on the European continent  (green & dark grey)– in the European Union  (green)  —  [Legend]
Location o  Latvie  (dark green)

– on the European continent  (green & dark grey)
– in the European Union  (green)  —  [Legend]

Capital
an lairgest ceety
Riga
56°57′N 24°6′E / 56.950°N 24.100°E / 56.950; 24.100
Offeecial leids Latviea
Ethnic groups (2017[1])
Demonym Latvian
Govrenment Unitar pairlamentar constitutional republic
• Preses
Raimonds Vējonis
Māris Kučinskis
Legislatur Saeima
Unthirldom
• Declaredb
18 November 1918[2]
26 January 1921
5 August 1940
10 Julie 1941
1944
4 May 1990
21 August 1991[3]
• Unthirldom recognised bi the Soviet Union
6 September 1991
17 September 1991
1 Mey 2004
Aurie
• Tot
64,589 km2 (24,938 sq mi) (122nd)
• Watter (%)
1.57% (1,014 km2)
Population
• 2016 estimate
1,953,200[4] (148th)
• 2011 census
2,070,371[5]
• Density
34.3/km2 (88.8/sq mi) (166th)
GDP (PPP) 2018 estimate
• Total
$53.467 billion[6]
• Per capita
$28,999[6]
GDP (nominal) 2018 estimate
• Total
$30.176 billion[6]
• Per capita
$17,241[6]
Gini (2016) 34.5[7]
middlin
HDI (2015) Increase 0.830[8]
very heich · 44t
Siller Euro () (EUR)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
• Summer (DST)
EEST (UTC+3)
Drives on the right
Cawin code +371
Internet TLD .lvc
  1. Latvie is the sole offeecial leid.[9][10] Livonian is considered an indigenous language and has special legal status.[11] Latgalian written leid an Latvie Sign Leid an aa hae special legal status.[12]
  2. Latvie is de jure conteenuous wi its declaration o 18 November 1918.
  3. The .eu domain is an aa uised, as it is shared wi ither European Union member states.

The Republic o Latvie (Latvie: Latvijas Republika), for ordinar kent as Latvie juist, or whiles Lettland, is a kintra in nor-aestren Europe.

Ane o the three Baltic States alang the Baltic Sea, it mairches ontae Estonie tae the north, Roushie tae the east, Belaroushie tae the sooth-east, an Lithuanie tae the sooth.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Social Statistics Department of Latvia. "Latvijas iedzīvotāju etniskais sastāvs" (PDF). Social Statistics Department of Latvia. Retrieved 21 Juin 2015. 
  2. Ģērmanis, Uldis (2007). Ojārs Kalniņš, ed. The Latvian Saga (in English) (11th ed.). Riga: Atēna. p. 268. ISBN 9789984342917. OCLC 213385330. 
  3. "History". Embassy of Finland, Riga. 9 Julie 2008. Retrieved 2 September 2010. Latvia declared independence on 21 August 1991...The decision to restore diplomatic relations took effect on 29 August 1991 
  4. "The number of population is decreasing – the mark has dropped below 2 million". Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia. Nov 2015. Retrieved 6 Mey 2014. 
  5. "Population Census 2011 – Key Indicators". Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia. 2 Aprile 2012. Retrieved 2 Juin 2012. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 "Latvia". IMF. 
  7. "Gini coefficient of equivalised disposable income (source: SILC)". Eurostat Data Explorer. Retrieved 13 August 2013. 
  8. "2015 Human Development Report" (PDF). United Nations Development Programme. 2015. Retrieved 14 December 2015. 
  9. "The Constitution of the Republic of Latvia, Chapter 1 (Article 4)". The Parliament of the Republic of Latvia. Retrieved 20 November 2013. 
  10. "Official Language Law, Section 3 (Article 1)". The Parliament of the Republic of Latvia. Archived frae the oreeginal on 4 Januar 2014. Retrieved 20 November 2013. 
  11. "Official Language Law, Sections 4, 5 and 18 (Article 4)". The Parliament of the Republic of Latvia. Archived frae the oreeginal on 4 Januar 2014. Retrieved 20 November 2013. 
  12. "Official Language Law, Section 3 (Articles 3 and 4)". The Parliament of the Republic of Latvia. Archived frae the oreeginal on 4 Januar 2014. Retrieved 20 November 2013.