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Dome Cathedral, Riga Latvia - Photo by ** Maurice ** - CC-BY



Population 2007 .............................................2,259,810

GDP per capita 2006 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$)...........15,400
GDP 2006 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$ billions)................ 35.08
Unemployment.....................................................................6.5%
Average annual growth 1991-97
Population (%) ....... -1.3
Labor force (%) .......-1.3

 

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Resources and links about Latvia

Riga Old Town - Photo by Charlie Dave - CC-BY

Total Area...................................................................- sq. mi.
Urban population (% of total population) ............................... 79
Life expectancy at birth (years)...................................................63
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births)........................................15
Illiteracy (% of population age 15+) ............................................0

 

Go to capital - Riga City Profile - To Latvia History

 

Background Note: Latvia  __ A full national profile with history, culture, economy, maps and more. - illustrated - From U.S. State Department - http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/5378.htm

CIA - The World Factbook -- Latvia __ A detailed look at Latvia including history, culture, political structure, economy and many other topics. - From US Central Intelligence Agency - http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/lg.html

Colleges and Universities - Latvia __ List of schools with direct contact links. - From Christina DeMello - http://www.mit.edu:8001/people/cdemello/lv.html

Country Profile: Latvia __ A general overview including history, political structure, culture, leaders, media, and more. "Latvia shares much common history with its Baltic neighbours: in 1940 they were absorbed into the Soviet Union and only re-emerged in 1991 as independent states." - illustrated - From BBC - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/country_profiles/1106666.stm
 
Economy of Latvia __ "Latvia has the fastest growing economy in Europe. It has had high GDP growth since 2000. In 2003, GDP growth was 7.5% and inflation was 2.9%." An encyclopedic article about the economy of Latvia and links to other resources. - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_Latvia 

Embassy of Latvia __ Here is a good place to begin a study of Latvia. You will find an overview of the country, foreigh policy, culture, business, trade and much more. - illustrated - From embassy of Latvia - http://www.latvia-usa.org/

 

Ethnologue report for Latvia __ Web page dedicated to the languages spoken in Latvia - From SIL International - http://www.ethnologue.com/show_country.asp?name=Latvia
 
EUROPA - Enlargement: Candidate Country - Latvia __ Just about as complete a look at a country you can find in a basic outline form. - From European commission - http://europa.eu.int/comm/enlargement/latvia/

Latvia  __ An excellent tool for anthropology and historical research. "Handbook Series sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Army between 1986 and 1998. Each study offers a comprehensive description and analysis of the country or region's historical setting, geography, society, economy, political system, and foreign policy." - From Library of Congress - http://countrystudies.us/latvia/

Latvia __ A guide to law, constitution/s, legal history, international agreements and more. - From Law Library of Congress - http://www.loc.gov/law/guide/latvia.html
 
Latvia __ A good overview of Latvia, history, government, statistics and more. - illustrated - From Infoplease - http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107706.html

Latvia __ "Those who dub Latvia the 'Switzerland of the Baltics' need a thorough talking-to. For a start, a tenth of the country is below sea level, sometimes up to 50m, and Latvia toes a most-un-Alpine line in being the small, flat and largely boggy meat in the sandwich between its Baltic neighbours - Estonia and Lithuania." History, culture, statistics and more. - illustrated - From Lonely Planet - http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/europe/latvia/

Latvia Country Information __ You will find detailed information and a lot of it. There are learning games and information for teachers too. You will find history, people, population, government and more. - illustrated - From countryreports.org - http://www.countryreports.org/country.aspx?countryid=138&countryName=Latvia

Latvia Economy - Flags, Maps, Economy, Geography, Climate, Natural ... __ "Latvia Economy - Flags, Maps, Economy, Geography, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, International Agreements, Population, Social Statistics, ..." This and more. - illustrated - From photius.com - http://www.photius.com/wfb1999/latvia/latvia_economy.html 

Latvia Exports __ You will find charted exports information by industry, product and value in U.S. Dollars. Click on the little "+" icons for even more detailed information about each topic. - From intracen.org - http://www.intracen.org/appli1/TradeCom/TP_EP_CI.aspx?RP=004&YR=2005

Latvia: Geography, Maps and Information __ You will find a collection of resources including geography, maps and links to related articles. - From about.com - http://geography.about.com/library/maps/bllatvia.htm  

latvia map and information page __ An atlas style page chock-full of various maps of Latvia, statistics, and general information. - illustrated - From worldatlas.com - http://worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/europe/lv.htm

Latvia Photos __ You will find a collection of click-to-enlarge photos of Latvia. Latvia pictures. - illustrated - From trekearth.com - http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Europe/Latvia/

Latvia pictures, Latvia images __ You will find a collection of click-to-view galleries of photographs of Latvia plus a lot more about the country. - From infohub.com - http://www.infohub.com/pictures/images_latvia_204.html 

Latvia Video Clips __ You will find video clips related to the country. 'Caution' only a portion of the Latvia video clips have been reviewed by archaeolink.com. There may be material in others some would find objectionable. - From searchforvideo.com - http://www.searchforvideo.com/countries/latvia/

Maps Of Latvia __ You will find a wide variety of map resources. Select from MapQuest, Merriam-Webster, Perry-Castaņeda Library Map Collection and others. - From embassyworld.com - http://www.embassyworld.com/maps/Maps_Of_Latvia.html  

Welcome to Latvia __ A good general overview of Latvia including culture, events, government, environment, news, legal information and a lot more. - illustrated - From latnet - http://www.lv/


 

 

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