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Latvijas Republika
Republic of Latvia
Flag of Latvia Coat of arms of Latvia
Flag Coat of arms
Motto: Latvian: Tēvzemei un Brīvībai
(English: "For Fatherland and Freedom")
Anthem: Dievs, svētī Latviju!
Location of Latvia
Capital Riga
56°57′N 24°6′E
Largest city Riga
Official language(s) Latvian
Government Parliamentary democracy
- President Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga
- Prime Minister Aigars Kalvītis
Independence Latvia considers itself continuous with the first republic
- Declared (from Russia) November 1, 1918
- Recognized January 26, 1921
- Proclaimed (begin secession from Soviet Union) May 4, 1990
- Completed August 21, 1991
Accession to EU May 1, 2004
Area
- Total 64,589 km² (123rd)
24,931 sq mi
- Water (%) 1.5%
Population
- July 2005 est. 2,307,000 (141st)
- Density 35/km² (137th)
92/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2005 estimate
- Total $29.42 billion (95th)
- Per capita $12,800 (53rd)
HDI (2003) 0.836 (48th) – high
Currency Lats (Ls) (LVL)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
- Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Internet TLD .lv
Calling code +371
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