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Latvia. The Republic of Latvia is a country in Northern Europe. Latvia has land borders with its two fellow Baltic states — Estonia to the north and Lithuania to the south — and Russia and Belarus to the east. .

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Latvia


The Republic of Latvia is a country in Northern Europe. Latvia has land borders with its two fellow Baltic states — Estonia to the north and Lithuania to the south — and Russia and Belarus to the east.


  • On September 20, 2003, in a nationwide referendum 66.9% of the participants voted in favour of joining the European Union. Latvia became a full-fledged member of the European Union on May 1, 2004. Latvia is a NATO member since March 29, 2004.


More than 2.3 million people live in Latvia. The official language is Lettish, while Russian, Lithuanian, and other languages are also spoken. Ethnically, the population is composed of Latvians (57%), Russians (30%), Belorussians (4%), Ukrainians (3%), Polish (3%), and other (3%). The major religious groups in Latvia include Lutheran, Roman Catholic, and Russian Orthodox


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