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titleLatvia
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descriptionLatvia is a country on the Baltic Sea between Lithuania and Estonia. Its landscape is marked by wide beaches as well as dense, sprawling forests. Latvia’s capital is Riga, home to notable wooden and art nouveau architecture, a vast Central Market...
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CapitalRiga
Official languageLatvian
Population1.879 million (2022)
Dialing code+371
PresidentEdgars Rinkēvičs
Gross domestic product40.93 billion USD (2022)
GDP (nominal)2023 estimate
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titleLatvia - Wikipedia
linkhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latvia
snippetIt is one of the three Baltic states, along with Estonia to the north and Lithuania to the south. It borders Russia to the east, Belarus to the southeast, and ...
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titleLatvia | History, Map, Flag, Population, Capital, Language, & Facts
linkhttps://www.britannica.com/place/Latvia
snippetLatvia, country of northeastern Europe and the middle of the three Baltic states. Latvia, which was occupied and annexed by the U.S.S.R. in June 1940, ...
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titleLatvia – EU country profile | European Union
linkhttps://european-union.europa.eu/principles-countries-history/eu-countries/latvia_en
snippetLatvia is a parliamentary republic. The president who is the head of state has a largely ceremonial role and nominates the prime minister.
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titleLatvia Travel | Official Latvian Tourism Portal
linkhttps://www.latvia.travel/en
snippetGet inspired for adventures in Latvia! Discover cities, delicious food and beautiful nature, things to see and do in Latvia!
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titleLatvia travel advice - GOV.UK
linkhttps://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/latvia
snippetLatest FCDO travel advice for Latvia including on entry requirements, safety and security and local laws and customs.
dateMay 8, 2024
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titleLatvia wins thriller in shootout
linkhttps://www.iihf.com/en/events/2024/wm/news/61267/svk_lat
sourceIIHF
date10 hours ago
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titleLatvian Foreign Minister runs her first half marathon to raise funds for drones for Ukraine
linkhttps://www.pravda.com.ua/eng/news/2024/05/19/7456524/
sourceУкраїнська правда
date16 hours ago
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titleLatvia detains two suspected Russian spies
linkhttps://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-crime/3864643-latvia-detains-two-suspected-russian-spies.html
sourceUkrinform
date2 days ago
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titleNearly 4,000 Jews died at Jungfernhof, a Nazi camp in Latvia. This artist is fighting for a memorial to them.
linkhttps://www.jta.org/2024/05/17/culture/nearly-4000-jews-died-at-jungfernhof-a-nazi-camp-in-latvia-this-artist-is-fighting-for-a-memorial-to-them
sourceJewish Telegraphic Agency
date2 days ago
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titleGainesville student to travel to Latvia to participate in State Department program
linkhttps://alachuachronicle.com/gainesville-student-to-travel-to-latvia-to-participate-in-state-department-program/
sourceAlachua Chronicle
date2 days ago
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titleCanada tops Finland, Sweden beats Latvia, Switzerland routs Denmark at men's hockey worlds
linkhttps://ca.sports.yahoo.com/news/sweden-beats-latvia-7-2-144805296.html
sourceYahoo
date1 day ago
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titleSweden beats Latvia 7-2, Switzerland routs Denmark 8-0 at men's hockey world championship
linkhttps://www.sfchronicle.com/sports/article/sweden-beats-latvia-7-2-switzerland-routs-19465515.php
sourceSan Francisco Chronicle
date1 day ago
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titleSweden exacts revenge
linkhttps://www.iihf.com/en/events/2024/wm/news/61225/sweden_exacts_revenge
sourceIIHF
date1 day ago
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titlePutin’s Target After Ukraine May Be NATO's Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia
linkhttps://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2024-05-09/putin-s-target-after-ukraine-may-be-nato-s-latvia-lithuania-estonia
sourceBloomberg
date1 week ago
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titleLatvia announces new military aid package for Ukraine, includes air defense
linkhttps://kyivindependent.com/latvia-announces-new-military-aid-package-for-ukraine/
sourceThe Kyiv Independent
date3 weeks ago
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titleLatvia | History, Map, Flag, Population, Capital, Language ...
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linkhttps://www.britannica.com/place/Latvia
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titleLatvia country profile - BBC News
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titleLatvia | History, Map, Flag, Population, Capital, Language ...
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linkhttps://www.britannica.com/place/Latvia
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titleLatvia - United States Department of State
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linkhttps://www.state.gov/countries-areas/latvia/
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titleHow to spend a weekend in Latvia's wild and windswept west
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linkhttps://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/article/how-to-spend-a-weekend-latvia-wild-west
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questionDo they speak English in Latvia?
snippetThree languages may be useful in Latvia: Latvian, Russian and English. While Latvian is the only official language and the only one you will notice on most signs, Latvia is effectively a bilingual country, with a third of its population speaking Russian.
titleLanguages in Latvia: local and foreign
linkhttps://www.onlatvia.com/topics/culture-of-latvia/languages
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questionWhat is Latvia best known for?
snippetCelebrated for its Art Nouveau architecture, the city is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site and was named the European Culture Capital in 2014. Latvia is a member of many international organizations, including the United Nations, World Bank, the Council of Europe and the World Trade Organization.
titleLatvia - Rankings, News | U.S. News Best Countries
linkhttps://www.usnews.com/news/best-countries/latvia
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questionWhat did Latvia used to be called?
snippetDuring the time of the Crusades, German—or, more precisely, Saxon—overseas expansion reached the eastern shores of the Baltic. Because the people occupying the coast of Latvia were the Livs, the German invaders called the country Livland, a name rendered in Latin as Livonia.
titleHistory of Latvia | Country, Map, & Flag - Britannica
linkhttps://www.britannica.com/topic/history-of-Latvia
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questionWhy did Latvia split from Russia?
snippetSoviet efforts to restore the earlier situation culminated in violent incidents in Riga in January 1991. In the aftermath of the failed coup in Moscow in August of the same year, the Latvian legislature declared full independence.
titleHistory of Latvia: A brief synopsis
linkhttps://www2.mfa.gov.lv/en/usa/culture/history-of-latvia-a-brief-synopsis
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