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Latvia

Latvia
  • Capital

    Capital

    Riga

  • Local time

    Local time

    18:20

  • Population

    Population

    1.94 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +371

  • Currency

    Currency

    € EUR (euro)

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Latvia

Latvia
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Riga

  • Local time

    Local time

    18:20

  • Population

    Population

    1.94 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +371

  • Currency

    Currency

    € EUR (euro)

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    $ 713

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 1.48 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    641mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    64 589 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    18%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    54%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    30%

  • Railways

    Railways

    1860km

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    2.88 m

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    Latvian - 57 %
    Russian - 29 %
    Belorussian - 4 %

  • Religion

    Religion

    Lutheran
    Roman Catholic
    Russian Orthodox

  • Literacy rates

    Literacy rates

    99.9%

  • Languages

    Languages

    Latvian
    Russian
    Lithuanian

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    5 310

  • Murders

    Murders

    4 per 100k

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    10.6 l/person

  • Smoking

    Smoking

    48.9%

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    5.4%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    41 per 100k

  • HIV

    HIV

    0.7%

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    processed foods, processed wood products, textiles, processed metals, pharmaceuticals, railroad cars, synthetic fibers, electronics

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    grain, rapeseed, potatoes, vegetables, pork, poultry, milk, eggs, fish

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    peat, limestone, dolomite, amber, hydropower, timber, arable land

  • Energy Import

    Energy Import

    45%

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    peat, limestone, dolomite, amber, hydropower, timber, arable land

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    40%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    6 975kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    19 (Best=1, Worst=200)

  • ATMs per 100k people

    ATMs per 100k people

    63

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What not to do when visiting Latvia

1/13
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Business & Communication

Don’t refer Latvians as Russians.

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2/13
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Business & Communication

Don't forget to greet elders and women first.

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Business & Communication

Don’t be surprised people are more reserved at the beginning - they warm up after time.

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Did you know

Did you know?

There is a very special hotel in Latvia. The Karosta ‘prison-hotel’ promotes itself with the slogan, ‘be a prisoner for a day’ and treats its guests accordingly. Before you are taken to your cell, you have to sign a form stating that you agree to be treated accordingly.

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Street & Behavioral

Don't be surprised to hear Latvians singing after a meal.

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Street & Behavioral

Don’t show emotions or overly loud voices in public.

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6/13
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Business & Communication

Don’t interrupt someone while speaking.

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7/13
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Street & Behavioral

Don't point with a single finger - use the whole hand instead.

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Business & Communication

Don’t forget to handshake when greeting (men). Women usually greet with light kisses on both cheeks (”air kisses” where you just touch cheeks and kiss the air), a handshake is common on first meeting. Eye contact is important.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Latvia has the lowest male to female ratio out of any country in the world.

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Business & Communication

Don't smack or slurp - it's not appreciated.

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Business & Communication

Don't avoid eye contact business and personal conversations. It's a sign of courtesy.

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Social Events

Don't forget to disrobe completely before you sauna - bring a towel (only) if you are shy.

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Street & Behavioral

Don't enter buses, trains or similar before everyone who wants to get out has done so.

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Don't forget to wear reflectors when riding a bike or walking at dark.

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