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Facts about Latvia
Cultural and historical division
Latvia is divided into four historical and cultural regions: Kurzeme (western part of Latvia), Zemgale (southern part), Vidzeme (middle and northern part), Latgale (eastern part)
2 319 203
Gaizins ľ 311.50m
Lubanas ľ 82 sq.km
Daugava ľ 1 020km (367km within Latvia)
Moderate climate with considerable temperature variations. The summers are warm, but the winters, that last from November until mid-March, can be very cold. The weather in autumn and spring is relatively mild. The heaviest rainfalls are observed in August. Snowfall is common in winter. Average temperature: July +18.1░C, February -5.0░C
The official language is Latvian. It is an Indo-European, non-Slavic and non-Germanic language and is similar only to Lithuanian. Russian, English and German are widely spoken.
Predominantly Protestant (Lutheran). Roman Catholic in the eastern part of the country.
Citizens: 1 819 222
Non -Citizens: 452 302
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