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

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Latvia facts

Facts automatically translated into English from the poznajnieznane.pl and paczka-wiedzy.pl page. I'm sorry for all the mistakes.


1. The change from summer to winter time (moving clockwise back one hour) is on the last Sunday in October.

2. 5.6% of fatal accidents were caused by people under the influence of alcohol.

3. This country has more than 826,000 motor vehicles (419 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

4. The national top-level domain is .lv . There are over 105,000 websites with this extension.

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

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

7. The country has 42 airports, 18 of the paved surface.

8. In this country there are more than 2 239 km of railway tracks.

9. Full name of the country – Republic of Latvia.

10. Political system – parliamentary republic.

11. The average temperature in January is -4 ° C, in July 17 ° C.

12. In 1909, Wilhelm Ostwald received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.


Geography in Latvia

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

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

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

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

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

6. The country is 4.8 times smaller than Poland.

7. The longest river is Daugava.

8. The highest peak is Gaizinkalns 312 m above sea level.

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

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

11. 29634 km2 of the country is covered by forests (47.6%)

87. The nearest capital in a straight line from Riga is Vilnius (Lithuania) – 262 km.

88. The furthest capital city in a straight line from Riga is Wellington (New Zealand) – 17296 km.


Finance in Latvia

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

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

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

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

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

6. Gross domestic product (GDP) …
– in 2015 it is $ 34 118 000 000 (PLN 146 025 040 000) ,
– in 2018 it is $ 30 260,000,000 (PLN 129 512 800,000).

7. Internal debt at the beginning …
2015 of year was 40% of GDP, which is about: $ 13 647 200 000 (PLN 58 410 016 000),
2018 year was 40.1% GDP, i.e. around: $ 12 134 260 000 (PLN 51 934 632 800). To pay it back, each citizen would have to give about $ 6,148 (PLN 26,313).

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

9. 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).

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


Law in Latvia

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. The last death penalty was completed in 1996.


Education in Latvia

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

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

3. The average IQ level is 98.

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

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


Work in Latvia

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

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

3. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 7.7% .

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

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

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

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

8. The work week is 40 hours.


Best in Latvia

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

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

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

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

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

6. The longest river is Daugava.

7. The highest peak is Gaizinkalns 312 m above sea level.

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

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

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


Army in Latvia

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1. Latvia ranks 104 in the best world armies.

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

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

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

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


Society in Latvia

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

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

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

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

5. The average IQ level is 98.

6. 25% of adults living in this country are overweight.

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

8. On average, women give birth to 1.5 children.

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

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

11. The population density is 31.4 people / km2.

12. The main religion is Protestantism.

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

14. 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.

15. 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).

16. 190 people in 1000 possess firearms.

17. 66% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

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

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


Symbols of Latvia

1. The national alcohol is a balm.

2. The national tree is oak.

3. The national animal is a gray wagtail bird.

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

5. Motto of the country – “God, bless Latvia.”


Holidays in Latvia

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


History of Latvia

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

2. Independence from the USSR was obtained on August 21, 1991.

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

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

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


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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.

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What Latvia has national colors?

National colors: maroon and white.

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What is national alcohol?

The national alcohol is a balm.

answer: Marta


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.

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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