Latvia

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Cities Latvia  
Country information country code: LV
continent: Europe
capital: Riga
languages: Latvian

EU membership: yes
NATO membership: yes

GSM: 900/1800
GPS: 57 00 N, 25 00 E
electricity: 220V/50Hz

currency:
European Union Euro: EUR
1EUR = 1.2656 USD


phone code: +371-67

Travel advices and warnings Latvia
Geography Half of Latvia is covered with forests which are rich with wildlife. There are many lakes, especially if you go to Latgale region.
Regions Kurzeme
Latgale
Riga region
Vidzeme
Zemgale
Drink Beer, the most popular alcoholic beverage in Latvia
Memebership Latvia is a member of the Schengen Agreement.
Total Area of Latvia total: 64, 589 sq km
land: 63, 589 sq km
water: 1, 000 sq km
Food and drinks in shop - Bread, a good one, is about – 0, 70 LVL / 1 EUR / 0, 70 GBP
- Cheese, kilogram – 3 to 7 LVL / 4 to 10 EUR / 3 to 7 GBP
- Potatoes, kilogram – 0, 30 to 1 LVL / 0, 50 to 1, 5 EUR / 0, 30 to 1 GBP
- Meat, kilogram – 3 to 7 LVL / 4 to 10 EUR / 3 to 7 GBP
- Fish, kilogram – 3 to 7 LVL / 4 to 10 EUR / 3 to 7 GBP
- Shrimps, kilogram – 5 to 8 LVL / 4 to 10 EUR / 5 to 8 GBP
Food and drinks in restaurant & pub - Fish and chips – 3 LVL / 4 EUR / 3 GBP
- Fast food meal (burgers, chips, cola) – 3 to 5 LVL / 4 to 7 EUR / 3 to 5 GBP
- Meal in a local food restaurant – 5 to 7 LVL / 7 to 10 EUR / 5 to 7 GBP
- Meal in a cheap restaurant – 2, 50 LVL / 4 EUR / 2, 50 GBP
- Meal in a normal restaurant – 6 LVL / 9 EUR / 6 GBP
- Meal in an expensive restaurant – starting from 20 LVL / 30 EUR / 20 GBP
- Cigarettes, one pack – 3 LVL / 4 EUR / 3 GBP
Public transport - Taxi price per kilometer – 0, 50 LVL / 0, 80 EUR / 0, 50 GBP (price depends from day or night time, also from taxi company, but you can always ask the driver how much approximately will your trip cost)
- Tram and trolley ticket price – 0, 30 LVL / 0, 50 EUR / 0, 30 GBP.
- Bus ticket in Riga – 0, 30 LVL / 0, 50 EUR / 0, 30 GBP.
- Intercity bus tickets – 1 LVL / 1, 50 EUR / 1 GBP for approximately 50 km distance (for example route Riga – Sigulda is 58 km, costs 1 Lat; route Riga – Liepaja will be 220 km for a price of about 4 Lats).
- Train tickets – 0, 40 LVL / 0, 60 EUR / 0, 40 GBP for approximately 15 km distance (for example route Riga – Kemeri is 45 km, costs about 0, 90 Lats).

Riga, Latvia

Tuesday 19, November

From wikipedia about Latvia

Latvia, is a country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. It is bordered to the north by Estonia (border length 343 km), to the south by Lithuania (588 km), to the east by the Russian Federation (276 km), and to the southeast by Belarus (141 km). Across the Baltic Sea to the west lies Sweden. The territory of Latvia covers and it has a temperate seasonal climate.

The Latvians are Baltic people culturally related to the Estonians and Lithuanians, with the Latvian language having many similarities with Lithuanian, but not with the Estonian language (a Finnic language). Today the Latvian and Lithuanian languages are the only surviving members of the Baltic languages of the Indo-European family. The modern name of Latvia is thought to originate from the ancient Latvian name Latvji, which, like the name of Lithuania, may have originated from the river named Latuva. The country is also the home of a large number of ethnic Russians of whom many are non-citizens.

Latvia is a unitary parliamentary republic and is divided into 118 municipalities (109 counties and 9 cities). The capital and largest city is Riga. With a population of 2. 22 million, Latvia is one of the least-populous members of the European Union, and its population has declined 15. 1% since 1991. Latvia has been a member of the United Nations since September 17, 1991; of the European Union since May 1, 2004; and of the NATO since March 29, 2004.

Following a period of being part of the Soviet Union after World War II, Latvia declared its independence in 1991. After years of economic stagnation in the early 1990s, Latvia posted Europe-leading GDP growth figures during the 1998–2006 period. In the global financial crisis of 2008–2010 Latvia was the hardest hit of the European Union member states, with a GDP decline of 26. 54% in that period. Its per capita GDP is 49% of the EU average in 2009, making it the third poorest member-state.
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