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About Latvia

The pearl of the Baltic States

Latvia, the pearl of the Baltic States, is one of the European Union member states and is situated in the North of Europe – on the shores of the Baltic Sea. Latvia offers visitors a remarkable array of experiences that make time spent here truly unforgettable.

Since ancient times Latvia has been at the cross-roads between East and West, North and South. Therefore it’s a multi-cultured state, where the traditions of all these countries have merged, creating a unique environment, the like of which is not to be found anywhere else.

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Key facts of Latvia:

  • Area: 64 589 km² (40 100 square miles)
  • Border: 1 875 km (1 172 miles)
  • Coastline: 498 km (311 miles) of sandy beaches
  • Time zone: GMT+2
  • Population: ~ 2 000 000 inhabitants
  • Languages: Latvian, Russian, English
  • Memberships: European Union, NATO, United Nations
  • Climate: 4 distinctive seasons
  • Currency: Euro (EUR)

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Sightseeing Tours

Visit most popular places in Riga and Latvia - Riga Old Town walking tour, Art Nouveau Riga walking tour, Jurmala, Sigulda, Rundale Palace

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Outdoor activities

See our wonderful outdoor activities - everyone will find something suitable for him- or herself!

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