Several eastern Baltic tribes merged in medieval times to form 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 26% of the population) remains of concern to Moscow. Latvia acceded to both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004; it joined the euro zone in 2014.

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Latvia Travel

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Rundale Palace & Museum-Bauska
Gauja National Park
Jūrmala Dzintari Forest Park
Jūrmala Beach
Rïga Central Market
Freedom Monument
Old Town Vecriga
St. Peter’s Church
Town Hall Sqaure
Vermanes park
Turaida Castle-Sigulda

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Largest City:



Parliamentary Republic


Euro (€)


Total: 64,589 sq km (24,938 sp mi) Ranked: 122nd land: 62,249 sq km water: 2,340 sq km 


Maritime; wet, moderate winters


1,965,686 (July 2016 est.) ranked 149th


Latvian (official) 56.3%, Russian 33.8%, other 0.6% (includes Polish, Ukrainian, and Belarusian), unspecified 9.4%
note: represents lanugage usually spoken at home (2011 est.)

Ethnic Groups:

Latvian 61.1%, Russian 26.2%, Belarusian 3.5%, Ukrainian 2.3%, Polish 2.2%, Lithuanian 1.3%, other 3.4% (2013 est.)


Lutheran 19.6%, Orthodox 15.3%, other Christian 1%, other 0.4%, unspecified 63.7% (2006)


230V, 50Hz (European plug C, F)

Telephone Code:


Local Emergency Phone Number:

Ambulance: 112, 03; Fire: 112, 01; Police: 112, 02

Internet TLD:


Time Zone:

EET (UTC+2) / Summer EEST (UTC+3) daylight saving time: +1hr, begins last Sunday in March, ends last Sunday in October

Road DrivingSide:



Dievs, svētī Latviju!
God Bless Latvia!


Eglis Levits

Prime Minister:

Krišjānis Kariņš

🇱🇻 Holidays and Observances in Latvia in 2021
Date NameType
Jan 1FridayNew Year’s DayNational holiday
Feb 14SundayValentine’s DayObservance
Mar 20SaturdayMarch EquinoxSeason
Mar 28SundayDaylight Saving Time startsClock change/Daylight Saving Time
Apr 2FridayGood FridayNational holiday
Apr 3SaturdayHoly SaturdayObservance
Apr 4SundayEaster SundayNational holiday
Apr 5MondayEaster MondayNational holiday
May 1SaturdayLabour Day/May DayNational holiday
May 1SaturdayConstituent Assembly Convocation DayNational holiday
May 3MondayPublic HolidayNational holiday
May 4TuesdayIndependence Restoration DayNational holiday
May 8SaturdayWorking DayWorking Day on Weekend
May 9SundayMothers’ DayNational holiday
May 23SundayWhitsundayNational holiday
Jun 19SaturdayWorking DayWorking Day on Weekend
Jun 21MondayJune SolsticeSeason
Jun 23WednesdayMidsummer EveNational holiday
Jun 24ThursdayMidsummer DayNational holiday
Jun 25FridayPublic HolidayNational holiday
Sep 12SundayFathers’ DayObservance
Sep 22WednesdaySeptember EquinoxSeason
Oct 31SundayHalloweenObservance
Oct 31SundayDaylight Saving Time endsClock change/Daylight Saving Time
Nov 13SaturdayWorking DayWorking Day on Weekend
Nov 18ThursdayRepublic of Latvia Proclamation DayNational holiday
Nov 19FridayPublic HolidayNational holiday
Dec 21TuesdayDecember SolsticeSeason
Dec 24FridayChristmas EveNational holiday
Dec 25SaturdayChristmas DayNational holiday
Dec 26SundaySecond Day of ChristmasNational holiday
Dec 31FridayNew Year’s EveNational holiday