Place:Latvia

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NameLatvia
Alt namesLatvian SSRsource: Times Atlas of World History (1993) p 288
Latvijasource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Latvijas Republikasource: Wikipedia
Latvijskaja Sovetskaja Socialističeskaya Respublikasource: Rand McNally Atlas (1986) I-128
Latviskayasource: Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) p 353-354
Latviya SSRsource: Times Atlas of the World (1988)
Letlandsource: Engels Woordenboek (1987) p 435
Letoniasource: UN Terminology Bulletin (1993) p 62
Lettlandsource: Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 507
Lettoniesource: Cassell's French Dictionary (1981) p 287
Letóniasource: Rand McNally Atlas (1994) p 319
Republic of Latviasource: Wikipedia
TypeNation
Coordinates57°N 25°E
Also located inSoviet Union    
Contained Places
General region
Kurzeme
Latgale
Vidzemes Centrala Augstiene
Zemgali
Inhabited place
Ainaži
Aizpute
Akniste
Aloja
Alsunga
Andrupene
Ape
Auce
Baldone
Balozi
Baravaja
Barkava
Bene
Broceni
Cesvaine
Dagda
Dikli
Dundaga
Durbe
Džūkste
Eleja
Engure
Ezere
Gaigalava
Gaujiena
Grobi̦na
Iecava
Il̄kste
Jaungulbene
Jaunjelgava
Jaunpiebalga
Jaunpils
Jelgavkrasti
Jūrmala
Kalnciems
Kandava
Kegums
Koknese
Kolka
Kārsava
Lejasciems
Lielvarde
Liepna
Ligatne
Lubāna
Līvāni
Mazirbe
Mazsalaca
Mērsrags
Nereta
Nica
Nitaure
Ovisi
Piltene
Priekule
Pāvilosta
P̦lavi̦nas
Rauna
Renceni
Renda
Roja
Ropazi
Rucava
Rudeni
Rugaji
Rundale
Rūjiena
Sabile
Salacgriva
Saulkrasti
Seda
Sigulda
Skaistkalne
Skriveri
Skrudaliena
Skrunda
Smiltene
Spogi
Staicele
Stende
Stiene
Strenči
Subate
Ugale
Uzava
Vainode
Valdemarpils
Valle
Varaklani
Vecpiebalga
Vecumnieki
Viesīte
Vilani
Vilyaka
Zasa
Zilupe
Ērg̦li
National district
Aizkraukle
Alūksne
Balvi
Bauska
Cēsis
Daugavpils
Dobele
Gulbene
Jelgava
Jēkabpils
Krāslava
Kuldīga
Liepāja
Limbaži
Ludza
Madona
Ogre
Prei̦li
Rēzekne
Rīga
Saldus
Talsi
Tukums
Valka
Valmiera
Ventspils
Region
Courland
Unknown
Adaži
Aizupe
Allaži
Apriķi
Apukalns
Araiši
Audera Asīte
Augstroze
Aumeisteri
Birži
Biķernieki
Blīdene
Burtnieki
Bārbele
Bārta
Bāte
Bērzaune
Carnikava
Celmenieki
Code
Cīrava
Dalbe
Daugavgrīva
Demene
Dignāja
Dole
Dubulti
Dzērbene
Embūte
Eģipte
Gramzda
Grieze
Grīvaiši
Ikškile
Irlava
Irši
Jakubina
Jaunauce
Jaunpils (Tukums)
Jaunsaule
Jaunsubata
Jaunzvārde
Jaunķempji
Kabile
Kaldabruņa
Kalsnava
Katlakalns
Katriņas
Krimulda
Krūte
Kursīši
Lambarte
Landze
Launlikupēni
Lazdona
Laši
Lestene
Lielauce
Lieldzērve
Lieliecava
Lieljumprava
Lielsesava
Lielstraupe
Lielsunākste
Lielvircava
Lielzalve
Lielīvande
Liepmuiža
Liepupes
Liezere
Lipaiķi
Lugaži
Lutriņi
Lēdurga
Madliena
Matīši
Mazkrūte
Mazstraupe
Meņģele
Mežamuiža
Mežotne
Muižciems
Mālpils
Nigranda
Nurmuiža
Olaine
Ozupine
Palsmane
Pampaļi
Piņķi
Pope
Puze
Pēterupe
Remte
Reņģe
Rinda
Rubenes
Sakaspils
Salaca
Salasmuiža
Salaspils
Salgale
Saliena (Daugavpils)
Saliena
Sasmaka
Sece
Sesava
Skulte
Sloka
Spāre
Strutele
Suntaži
Sunākste
Sāti
Sēļpils
Sīķele
Tirza
Tiskadi
Torņakalns
Trikāte
Turaida
Tērvete
Umurga
Usma
Vadakste
Valbērģi
Valtaiķi
Vangaži
Vecauce
Vecgulbene
Vecjērcēni
Veckalsnava
Veclaši
Veclikupēni
Vecmuiža
Vecsalaca
Vecsaule
Vecsēļpils
Vecsīķele
Veczvārde
Velēna
Vestiena
Vietalva
Vircava
Virga
Vāne
Vārme
Vērgale
Zaļenieki
Zeltiņi
Zemīte
Ziemupe
Zlēkas
Āgenskalns
Ārlava
Ēdole
Ērberģe
Ērģeme
Ēvele
Ģipka
Īvande
Ļaudona
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Latvia ( or ; ), officially the Republic of Latvia, is a country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. Since its independence, Latvia has been referred to as one of the Baltic states. It is bordered by Estonia to the north, Lithuania to the south, Russia to the east, and Belarus to the southeast, and shares a maritime border with Sweden to the west. Latvia has 1,957,200 inhabitants and a territory of . The country has a temperate seasonal climate.

After centuries of Swedish, Polish and Russian rule, a rule mainly executed by the Baltic German aristocracy, the Republic of Latvia was established on 18 November 1918 when it broke away and declared independence in the aftermath of World War I. However, by the 1930s the country became increasingly autocratic after the coup in 1934 establishing an authoritarian regime under Kārlis Ulmanis. The country's de facto independence was interrupted at the outset of World War II, beginning with Latvia's forcible incorporation into the Soviet Union, followed by the invasion and occupation by Nazi Germany in 1941, and the re-occupation by the Soviets in 1944 (Courland Pocket in 1945) to form the Latvian SSR for the next 45 years.

The peaceful Singing Revolution, starting in 1987, called for Baltic emancipation from Soviet rule and condemning the Communist regime's illegal takeover. It ended with the Declaration on the Restoration of Independence of the Republic of Latvia on 4 May 1990, and restoring de facto independence on 21 August 1991. Latvia is a democratic sovereign state, parliamentary republic and a very highly developed country according to the United Nations Human Development Index. Its capital Riga served as the European Capital of Culture in 2014. Latvian is the official language. Latvia is a unitary state, divided into 119 administrative divisions, of which 110 are municipalities and nine are cities. Latvians and Livonians are the indigenous people of Latvia.[1] Latvian and Lithuanian are the only two surviving Baltic languages.

Despite foreign rule from the 13th to 20th centuries, the Latvian nation maintained its identity throughout the generations via the language and musical traditions. However, as a consequence of centuries of Russian rule (1710–1918) and later Soviet occupation, Latvia is home to a large number of ethnic Russians (26.9% in Latvia), some of whom (14.1% of Latvian residents) have not gained citizenship, leaving them with no citizenship at all. Until World War II, Latvia also had significant minorities of ethnic Germans and Jews. Latvia is historically predominantly Lutheran Protestant, except for the Latgale region in the southeast, which has historically been predominantly Roman Catholic. The Russian population are largely Eastern Orthodox Christians.

Latvia is a member of the European Union, Eurozone, NATO, the Council of Europe, the United Nations, CBSS, the IMF, NB8, NIB, OECD, OSCE, and WTO. For 2014, the country was listed 46th on the Human Development Index and as a high income country on 1 July 2014. A full member of the Eurozone, it uses the euro as its currency since 1 January 2014, replacing the Latvian lats.

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