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Last update : 13 February 2019


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Capital : Riga
Language :  Latvian
Currency :  Euro
Population : 1 957 200
Area : 64 559 km2

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Latvia facts

1. Independence from the USSR was obtained on August 21, 1991.
2. The population density is 31.4 people / km2.
3. The country is 4.8 times smaller than Poland.
4. The main religion is Protestantism.
5. The longest river is Daugava.
6. The full name of the country – the Republic of Latvia.
7. Motto of the country – “God, bless Latvia.”
8. Political system – a parliamentary republic.
9. The highest peak is Gaizinkalns 312 m above sea level.
10. The average temperature is in January -4 °C, in July 17 °C.
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11. Riga is the only city in Europe with five different denominational churches.

12. Venta (Kuldiga) is the widest waterfall in Europe (249 m).

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13. There are over 28,000 species of plants and animals in this country.

14. The famous ‘Amber Route’ passes through Latvia.

15. The most popular liquor is “Black Balsam”.

16. Riga Castle built in 1330, is now the official residence of the President of Latvia.

17. The Latvian hymn is called “God bless you for Latvia.”

18. Latvia ranks fourth in Europe in terms of the size of areas covered with forests.

19. There is Opern Air Museum in Ventspils, where you can see the largest collection of anchors (over 100 items from the 17th century).

20. On September 19, the “Harvest Festival” is celebrated as Michał’s day.

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21. The permissible blood alcohol content of a person driving a car is 0.5 promille (for the first 2 years 0.2 miles).

Author: alfa

22. In Latvia, schools have a 10-grade scale of grades.

Author: Monika90

23. The minimum wage is 360 EUR per month (data from 2015).

24. In 2018, the average monthly salary in this country is 733 €.

25. The amount of income tax in Latvia is 15%.

26. Men and women can retire at the age of 62 and 6 months.

27. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 7.7% .

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28. In Latvia, an average person consumes about 12.3 liters of pure alcohol per year.

29. The national alcohol is a balm.

30. The most beer is beer – 47%, then spirit – 37%, wine – 11%, and other alcoholic beverages – 5%.

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31. In this country, compulsory education lasts 9 years.

32. The beginning of education begins at the age of 7.

33. The average IQ level is 98.

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34. The national animal is a gray wagtail bird.

Author: Kos

35. The change from daylight saving time to winter time (turning clockwise back one hour) is the last Sunday in October.

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36. The national tree is oak.

Author: Alma

37. The built-up speed limit is 50 km / h.

38. Outside the built-up area, the speed limit on the regular road is 90 km / h, and on the 110 km / h expressway.

39. In 2013, 176 people died as a result of road accidents.

40. 5.6% of fatal accidents caused people who were under the influence of alcohol.

41. In this country, over 826,000 motor vehicles are registered (419 vehicles per 1 000 inhabitants).

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42. In this country there are over 71 300 km of paved roads (0.11% of all roads in the world).

43. In this country there are 42 airports, 18 of the paved surface.

44. In this country there are over 2,239 km of railway tracks.

Author: Marlène

45. In this country, over 1 628 000 (2015) 1 663 739 (2018) people have access to internet (about 84% of the population).

46. Around 650,000 (2015) 740,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

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47. The national top-level domain is .lv . There are over 105,000 websites with such an extension.

48. The most popular pages with the extension .lv are: google.lv, draugiem.lv and inbox.lv.

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49. This country has 2018 over a year $3,808,000,000 in foreign exchange reserves (0.03% of foreign exchange reserves of all countries of the world).

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50. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) …
      – in 2015 the year is $34 118 000 000 ,
      – in 2018 the year is $30 260 000 000 .

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51. Internal debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 of the year was 40% GDP, or around: $13,647,200,000 ,
      – 2018 of the year was 40.1% GDP, or around: $12 134 260 000 . To pay it off, each citizen would have to give around $6,148.

52. Foreign debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 of the year was around: $40,500,000,000 ,
      – 2018 of the year is around: $41 197 000 000 .

Author: Komornik

53. 25% of adults living in this country are overweight.

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54. In this country an adult person smokes an average of 65 cigarettes a month.

Author: VViki

55. In this country there are 0.1% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 1,974 people).

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56. The lowest temperature: -43.2 °C was measured in Daugavpils.

57. The highest temperature: 37.8 °C was measured in Ventspils.

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58. The most deadly disease in this country is heart failure.

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59. The average life expectancy in this country is 72.3 years (women – 77.5 years and men – 66.9 years).

Author: Wilga

60. In 1909 Wilhelm Ostwald received the Nobel Prize in chemistry.

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61. On March 29, 2004, Latvia joined a political and military organization called NATO.

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62. In this country, men and women can get married at the age of 18.

63. In this country, women having their first child on average 26.4 years old.

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64. 10 women give birth to 15 children on average

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65. The average age people living in this country is 42.9 years.

66. The country is around:
293 000 people (14.86%) in the age range 0-14 years.
1 304 000 people (66.16%) in the age range 15-64 years.
374 200 people (18.98%) over 65 years old.

67. In this country, about 19,700 children are born annually (1.0% of the population), and about 28,200 people die (1.4% of the population).

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68. In Latvia there are 18160 km2 of agricultural land (29% of the country).

69. 190 people in 1000 possess firearms.

70. Alūksne is the highest located city in the country.

71. In this country, women have the right to vote from 1917.

72. In this country, the formalities associated with setting up a business last 16 days.

73. He joined the United Nations on September 17, 1991.

74. The work week is 40 hours.

75. 66% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

76. 29634 km2 of the country is covered by forests (47.6%)

77. The last death penalty was completed in 1996.

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78. Latvia ranks 104 in the best world armies.

79. Number of soldiers:
2014 year – professional and reservists ,
2018 year – 9 150 professional and 8,000 reservists.

80. Number of equipment:
2018 year – 0 tanks, 250 armored vehicles, 4 jet aircraft and 4 helicopters.

81. The army in 2018 was assigned over 280,000,000 dollars.

82. The naval fleet consists of more than 18 ships (2018).

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83. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 31.4%, and for companies 20% (2018).

84. The tax on goods and services is 21% (2018).

85. The level of inflation in 2018 is 2.6%.

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86. Latvia has 6600 kg of gold reserves (2018).

Author: Vinamra

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What is the highest peak in Latvia?
The highest peak in Latvia is Gaizinkalns (312 m above sea level).

answer: Marta

What is the largest river in Latvia?
Daugava is the largest river in Latvia.

answer: Marta

What is the largest lake in Latvia?
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What is the national dish?
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What Latvia has national colors?
National colors: maroon and white.

answer: Marta

What is national alcohol?
The national alcohol is a balm.

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What is the national animal?
The national animal is a gray wagtail bird.

answer: Marta

What is the national sport?
National sport is basketball and ice hockey.

answer: Marta

What countries borders Latvia?
Latvia borders with such countries as: Belarus 171 km, Estonia 343 km, Lithuania 576 km, Russia 292 km.

answer: Marta

What is the average age of people living in this country?
The average age of people living in this country is 42.9 years.

answer: Marta

What is the minimum wage?
The minimum wage is 360 EUR per month (data from 2015).

answer: Marta

What is the population density in Latvia?
The population density is 32 people per km2.

answer: Marta

What is the motto of this country?
Motto of the country – “God, bless Latvia.”

answer: Marta

What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?
The highest temperature: 37.8 ° C was measured in Ventspils.

answer: Marta

What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?
The lowest temperature: -43.2 ° C was measured in Daugavpils.

answer: Marta

With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?
In this country, alcohol can be bought at the age of 18.

answer: Marta