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LATVIA


Latvia or officially Republic of Latvia. Country is located in Baltic region in North Europe. It border with Russia, Lithuania, Sweden and Belarus. Latvia territory is estimated on 65,000 km2 but it is the one of the least populated and densely populated countries in Europe. Capital and largest city is Riga. Official language is Latvian. As regards Latvian language, it is member of Indo European language and along Lithuanian are only two surviving members of Baltic branch. Minority languages are Lithuanian and Finnish. Latvia with Estonia shares a long history. This both countries are home to large number of ethnic Russian, Belarusians, Ukraine’s etc. As regards government Latvia is unitary parliamentary republic. Latvia is member of European Union, United Nations, WTO, Council of Europe, CBSS, IMF, and OSCE.




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