Latvia

Country Latvia
Capital Riga
Continent Europe
Currency Lats(LVL)
Languages Latvian

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Introduction

The name "Latvia" originates from the ancient Latgalians, one of four eastern Baltic tribes that formed the ethnic core of the Latvian people (ca. 8th-12th centuries A.D.). The region subsequently came under the control of Germans, Poles, Swedes, and finally, Russians. A Latvian republic emerged following World War I, but it was annexed by the USSR in 1940 - an action never recognized by the US and many other countries. Latvia reestablished its independence in 1991 following the breakup of the Soviet Union. Although the last Russian troops left in 1994, the status of the Russian minority (some 30% of the population) remains of concern to Moscow. Latvia joined both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004.

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'Nothing to lose': Sania Mirza feels pressure is on Latvia - Olympic Channel'Nothing to lose': Sania Mirza feels pressure is on Latvia  Olympic Channel

More details given of Latvia's Dubai EXPO plans - Eng.Lsm.lvMore details given of Latvia's Dubai EXPO plans  Eng.Lsm.lv

Monday hit year's heat record in Latvia - Eng.Lsm.lvMonday hit year's heat record in Latvia  Eng.Lsm.lv

Diplomat starts work on opening of new Latvian embassy in Australia - Eng.Lsm.lvDiplomat starts work on opening of new Latvian embassy in Australia  Eng.Lsm.lv

Covid-19 deaths exceed 2000 in Latvia - Eng.Lsm.lvCovid-19 deaths exceed 2000 in Latvia  Eng.Lsm.lv

Indian team leaves for Latvia tie - Sentinelassam - The Sentinel AssamIndian team leaves for Latvia tie - Sentinelassam  The Sentinel Assam

Riga, Latvia: Discover what to know before you go with this virtual tour - USA Today 10BestRiga, Latvia: Discover what to know before you go with this virtual tour  USA Today 10Best

PRODUCTION: Linda Olte Shoots Latvian/Italian Debut Feature Sisters - FilmNewEurope.com - Film New EuropePRODUCTION: Linda Olte Shoots Latvian/Italian Debut Feature Sisters - FilmNewEurope.com  Film New Europe

Latvia's coin of the year 2020: linden leaf - Eng.Lsm.lvLatvia's coin of the year 2020: linden leaf  Eng.Lsm.lv

Latvia has had remote learning longer than EU average - Eng.Lsm.lvLatvia has had remote learning longer than EU average  Eng.Lsm.lv

Latvia confirms 537 new Covid-19 cases on Monday | News - leta.lvLatvia confirms 537 new Covid-19 cases on Monday | News  leta.lv

Indian womens tennis team reach Latvia - Sentinelassam - The Sentinel AssamIndian womens tennis team reach Latvia - Sentinelassam  The Sentinel Assam

Norwegian Tomra Systems ASA to deliver packaging deposit machines in Latvia - Baltic TimesNorwegian Tomra Systems ASA to deliver packaging deposit machines in Latvia  Baltic Times

Pfizer vaccine batch arrives in Latvia - Eng.Lsm.lvPfizer vaccine batch arrives in Latvia  Eng.Lsm.lv

Latvian photographer's amber exhibit unveiled in Tokyo - Eng.Lsm.lvLatvian photographer's amber exhibit unveiled in Tokyo  Eng.Lsm.lv

Monday brings 210 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Latvia - Eng.Lsm.lvMonday brings 210 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Latvia  Eng.Lsm.lv

Indian Women's Tennis Team Reaches Latvia for Billie Jean King Cup - News18Indian Women's Tennis Team Reaches Latvia for Billie Jean King Cup  News18

New Conservative Party concerned that Latvia may become last EU country to introduce digital green certificate - Baltic TimesNew Conservative Party concerned that Latvia may become last EU country to introduce digital green certificate  Baltic Times

Jurisdictional perspective: Latvia - World Trademark ReviewJurisdictional perspective: Latvia  World Trademark Review

Increase in Covid-19 morbidity observed again in Latvia - Eng.Lsm.lvIncrease in Covid-19 morbidity observed again in Latvia  Eng.Lsm.lv

Infectologist Dumpis: situation in Latvia is "solidly bad" - Eng.Lsm.lvInfectologist Dumpis: situation in Latvia is "solidly bad"  Eng.Lsm.lv

BJK Cup: Indian team leaves for Latvia tie - The Shillong TimesBJK Cup: Indian team leaves for Latvia tie  The Shillong Times

Fitch Affirms Latvia at 'A-', Outlook Stable - Fitch RatingsFitch Affirms Latvia at 'A-', Outlook Stable  Fitch Ratings

Latvian engineer works on development of rescue robot - Eng.Lsm.lvLatvian engineer works on development of rescue robot  Eng.Lsm.lv

Minks at Latvian farm test positive for COVID-19 - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaMinks at Latvian farm test positive for COVID-19 - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Registered unemployment rate in Latvia stays at 8.2% at end-March - bnn-news.comRegistered unemployment rate in Latvia stays at 8.2% at end-March  bnn-news.com

Latvia: Compulsory Testing & 10 Days Quarantine for Arrivals From Non-EU Countries - SchengenVisaInfo.com - SchengenVisaInfo.comLatvia: Compulsory Testing & 10 Days Quarantine for Arrivals From Non-EU Countries - SchengenVisaInfo.com  SchengenVisaInfo.com

368 new cases of coronavirus Sunday in Latvia - Eng.Lsm.lv368 new cases of coronavirus Sunday in Latvia  Eng.Lsm.lv

In February Latvia's foreign trade turnover up 4.6% when compared to a year ago - bnn-news.comIn February Latvia's foreign trade turnover up 4.6% when compared to a year ago  bnn-news.com

This week's weather promises to be warm and rainy in Latvia - bnn-news.comThis week's weather promises to be warm and rainy in Latvia  bnn-news.com

Billie Jean Cup: Indian Team Leaves for Latvia Tie on April 16 and 17 - News18Billie Jean Cup: Indian Team Leaves for Latvia Tie on April 16 and 17  News18

Sania Mirza on Billie Jean King Cup: It's an amazing opportunity and exposure - SportstarSania Mirza on Billie Jean King Cup: It's an amazing opportunity and exposure  Sportstar

Estonia: Arrivals From Lithuania, Latvia & Finland to Undergo Entry Restrictions From April 5 - SchengenVisaInfo.com - SchengenVisaInfo.comEstonia: Arrivals From Lithuania, Latvia & Finland to Undergo Entry Restrictions From April 5 - SchengenVisaInfo.com  SchengenVisaInfo.com

Billie Jean King Cup | ‘Latvia favourites, but we are ready,’ says Ankita Raina - The HinduBillie Jean King Cup | ‘Latvia favourites, but we are ready,’ says Ankita Raina  The Hindu

Latvia suspends use of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine - ReutersLatvia suspends use of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine  Reuters

Edinburgh Airport: New flights from Scotland to Latvia announced - Edinburgh NewsEdinburgh Airport: New flights from Scotland to Latvia announced  Edinburgh News

Latvia's ancient poetry is getting its first major translation - The EconomistLatvia's ancient poetry is getting its first major translation  The Economist

State of emergency ends in Latvia: what changes? - Eng.Lsm.lvState of emergency ends in Latvia: what changes?  Eng.Lsm.lv

Will Latvia be ready for packaging deposit system? - Eng.Lsm.lvWill Latvia be ready for packaging deposit system?  Eng.Lsm.lv

Illegally purchased pets recently seen more often in Latvia - Eng.Lsm.lvIllegally purchased pets recently seen more often in Latvia  Eng.Lsm.lv

International Seminar "Small Baltic Conversations: Architectures, Cities and Heritage of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia" - ArchDailyInternational Seminar "Small Baltic Conversations: Architectures, Cities and Heritage of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia"  ArchDaily

Chilly days ahead in Latvia - Eng.Lsm.lvChilly days ahead in Latvia  Eng.Lsm.lv

Venediktova, Latvian ambassador discuss protection of investments, return of assets - Ukrinform. Ukraine and world newsVenediktova, Latvian ambassador discuss protection of investments, return of assets  Ukrinform. Ukraine and world news

Teachers in Latvia to start receiving vaccine jabs next week - bnn-news.comTeachers in Latvia to start receiving vaccine jabs next week  bnn-news.com

Parliament approves changes to the internal structure of the Bank of Latvia - bnn-news.comParliament approves changes to the internal structure of the Bank of Latvia  bnn-news.com

Latvian State Audit reports government's support of farmers may have been more supportive than intended - bnn-news.comLatvian State Audit reports government's support of farmers may have been more supportive than intended  bnn-news.com

New pay model for teachers in Latvia may require upwards of EUR 406 million - bnn-news.comNew pay model for teachers in Latvia may require upwards of EUR 406 million  bnn-news.com

"Go with the Devil You Don't Know"? Latvians Still Believe in Economic Cooperation with China - Foreign Policy Research Institute"Go with the Devil You Don't Know"? Latvians Still Believe in Economic Cooperation with China  Foreign Policy Research Institute

Stefanishyna thanks Latvia for supporting proposal to grant NATO MAP to Ukraine - Ukrinform. Ukraine and world newsStefanishyna thanks Latvia for supporting proposal to grant NATO MAP to Ukraine  Ukrinform. Ukraine and world news

Latvia looks to promote further cooperation with Azerbaijan in education - AzerNewsLatvia looks to promote further cooperation with Azerbaijan in education  AzerNews

300 cases of coronavirus confirmed Sunday in Latvia(15) - Eng.Lsm.lv300 cases of coronavirus confirmed Sunday in Latvia(15)  Eng.Lsm.lv

Belarus interested in good neighborly relations with Latvia - Belarus News (BelTA)Belarus interested in good neighborly relations with Latvia  Belarus News (BelTA)

Spanish Foreign Minister visits Latvia - Eng.Lsm.lvSpanish Foreign Minister visits Latvia  Eng.Lsm.lv

Latvia has lowest incidence of Covid-19 among Baltic countries | News - leta.lvLatvia has lowest incidence of Covid-19 among Baltic countries | News  leta.lv

Latvian retailers look for ways to restart their business as state of emergency ends - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaLatvian retailers look for ways to restart their business as state of emergency ends - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Latvian Covid-19 case total passes 100000 mark - Eng.Lsm.lvLatvian Covid-19 case total passes 100000 mark  Eng.Lsm.lv

Aero Georgia Group looks to partner Latvia's RAF-Avia - ch-aviationAero Georgia Group looks to partner Latvia's RAF-Avia  ch-aviation

118 Belarusian officials added to Latvia's entry blacklist - Eng.Lsm.lv118 Belarusian officials added to Latvia's entry blacklist  Eng.Lsm.lv

A batch of large vaccination centers to open in Latvian cities - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaA batch of large vaccination centers to open in Latvian cities - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Inflation returns to Latvia after long years of absence. Consumer prices up 0.3% - bnn-news.comInflation returns to Latvia after long years of absence. Consumer prices up 0.3%  bnn-news.com

Covid rules in Latvia: What changes and what doesn't on April 7? - Eng.Lsm.lvCovid rules in Latvia: What changes and what doesn't on April 7?  Eng.Lsm.lv

Latvia's historic Cold Pine Cone Soup makes a comeback - Eng.Lsm.lvLatvia's historic Cold Pine Cone Soup makes a comeback  Eng.Lsm.lv

Covid-19 case total increases by 587 in Latvia - Eng.Lsm.lvCovid-19 case total increases by 587 in Latvia  Eng.Lsm.lv

Latvia does not consider possibility to allow people to choose among Covid-19 vaccines - Karins - Baltic TimesLatvia does not consider possibility to allow people to choose among Covid-19 vaccines - Karins  Baltic Times

Food trucks remain unpopular in Latvia even during pandemic - Eng.Lsm.lvFood trucks remain unpopular in Latvia even during pandemic  Eng.Lsm.lv

Latvia's airBaltic to begin flights between Riga and Dubai from September - Arab NewsLatvia's airBaltic to begin flights between Riga and Dubai from September  Arab News

Tomra wins tenders for Scottish and Latvian deposit return schemes - Plastics in PackagingTomra wins tenders for Scottish and Latvian deposit return schemes  Plastics in Packaging

Vaccination organization is still done manually in Latvia - Eng.Lsm.lvVaccination organization is still done manually in Latvia  Eng.Lsm.lv

Latest COVID-19 cases in Baltics. 658 in Latvia, 1 155 in Lithuania, 677 in Estonia - bnn-news.comLatest COVID-19 cases in Baltics. 658 in Latvia, 1 155 in Lithuania, 677 in Estonia  bnn-news.com

Latvia suspends use of AstraZeneca vaccines - Eng.Lsm.lvLatvia suspends use of AstraZeneca vaccines  Eng.Lsm.lv

IMF predicts Latvia to have fastest economic growth among Baltic states - Eng.Lsm.lvIMF predicts Latvia to have fastest economic growth among Baltic states  Eng.Lsm.lv

Latvia backs proposal to provide NATO MAP to Ukraine - Ukrinform. Ukraine and world newsLatvia backs proposal to provide NATO MAP to Ukraine  Ukrinform. Ukraine and world news

How to have an Irregular Latvian April fool's day - Eng.Lsm.lvHow to have an Irregular Latvian April fool's day  Eng.Lsm.lv

Latvia's Rietumu Banka French Fine Slashed in Tax Case Appeal - BloombergLatvia's Rietumu Banka French Fine Slashed in Tax Case Appeal  Bloomberg

Latvia confirms 119 new Covid-19 cases, three more deaths | News - leta.lvLatvia confirms 119 new Covid-19 cases, three more deaths | News  leta.lv

Latvia braces for upcoming municipal elections; submission of election lists officially over - bnn-news.comLatvia braces for upcoming municipal elections; submission of election lists officially over  bnn-news.com

Tests show vehicle fuel quality 'generally good' in Latvia - Eng.Lsm.lvTests show vehicle fuel quality 'generally good' in Latvia  Eng.Lsm.lv

This Epic New Hiking Trail Connects National Forests in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania - Travel + LeisureThis Epic New Hiking Trail Connects National Forests in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania  Travel + Leisure

Netherlands vs. Latvia - Football Match Report - March 27, 2021 - ESPNNetherlands vs. Latvia - Football Match Report - March 27, 2021  ESPN

Ukrainian, Latvian defense ministers discuss security situation on Ukraine's borders - Ukrinform. Ukraine and world newsUkrainian, Latvian defense ministers discuss security situation on Ukraine's borders  Ukrinform. Ukraine and world news

Daugavpils plans to allow choice between vaccines - Eng.Lsm.lvDaugavpils plans to allow choice between vaccines  Eng.Lsm.lv

740 new cases of Covid-19 in Latvia, 17 deaths - Eng.Lsm.lv740 new cases of Covid-19 in Latvia, 17 deaths  Eng.Lsm.lv

309 new cases of Covid-19 in Latvia - Eng.Lsm.lv309 new cases of Covid-19 in Latvia  Eng.Lsm.lv

Port takeover reform advanced by government - Eng.Lsm.lvPort takeover reform advanced by government  Eng.Lsm.lv

Banker: people are no longer as keen to leave Latvia as they were in the past - bnn-news.comBanker: people are no longer as keen to leave Latvia as they were in the past  bnn-news.com

Futsal EURO qualifying group stage latest | Futsal EURO - UEFA.comFutsal EURO qualifying group stage latest | Futsal EURO  UEFA.com

Georgian Defense Minister Visits Latvia - Civil GeorgiaGeorgian Defense Minister Visits Latvia  Civil Georgia

'Dignity in dying' legislation fails in France and Latvia - BioEdge'Dignity in dying' legislation fails in France and Latvia  BioEdge

Latvia industrial production rises in February - BBJ - Budapest Business JournalLatvia industrial production rises in February - BBJ  Budapest Business Journal

Putin comment about Latvian healthcare given a full forensic examination - Eng.Lsm.lvPutin comment about Latvian healthcare given a full forensic examination  Eng.Lsm.lv

Latvia opens mass injection centers to speed up COVID-19 vaccine rollout - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaLatvia opens mass injection centers to speed up COVID-19 vaccine rollout - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Latvia confirms 666 new Covid-19 cases, five more deaths | News - leta.lvLatvia confirms 666 new Covid-19 cases, five more deaths | News  leta.lv

Latvian extradited to Pittsburgh to face money-laundering count - Pittsburgh Post-GazetteLatvian extradited to Pittsburgh to face money-laundering count  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

'Go With The Devil You Don't Know'? Latvians Still Believe In Economic Cooperation With China – Analysis - Eurasia Review'Go With The Devil You Don't Know'? Latvians Still Believe In Economic Cooperation With China – Analysis  Eurasia Review

Latvia sets new record with over 8,000 people vaccinated against coronavirus on Wednesday | News - leta.lvLatvia sets new record with over 8,000 people vaccinated against coronavirus on Wednesday | News  leta.lv

University graduates earn 30% more than Latvian average, says study - Eng.Lsm.lvUniversity graduates earn 30% more than Latvian average, says study  Eng.Lsm.lv

Latvia's 2021 Eurovision effort unveiled - Eng.Lsm.lvLatvia's 2021 Eurovision effort unveiled  Eng.Lsm.lv

Latvia will get more Pfizer vaccines - Eng.Lsm.lvLatvia will get more Pfizer vaccines  Eng.Lsm.lv

Travel exception for Latvians going to Estonia will be cancelled - Eng.Lsm.lvTravel exception for Latvians going to Estonia will be cancelled  Eng.Lsm.lv

Latvia to Allow Flights to & From Third Countries Starting From March 17 - SchengenVisaInfo.com - SchengenVisaInfo.comLatvia to Allow Flights to & From Third Countries Starting From March 17 - SchengenVisaInfo.com  SchengenVisaInfo.com