Overview of Latvia

  • 2220

Officially name: The Republic of Latvia

Capital: Riga

Largest city: Riga

Official language: Latvian

Government: Parliamentary republic

Tell your friends

Latvia is a country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. It is bordered to the north by Estonia, to the south by Lithuania, to the east by the Russian Federation, and to the southeast by Belarus. Across the Baltic Sea to the west lies Sweden.

Area

Total 64,589 km2 (124th)
Water (%) 1.57

Population

2010 estimate 2,217,969 (143rd)
Density 34.3/km2 (166th)
89.0/sq mi

Currency: Lats (Ls) (LVL)

Time zone

EET (UTC+2)
Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Drives on the right

Internet TLD: .lv

Calling code: +371