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Riga is the capital of Latvia. The largest city of the Baltic States, the third by quantity of inhabitants in the Baltic sea region. Riga is located on the southern coast of the Riga Gulf of the Baltic sea, Riga on the plain of the coastal lowlands. Historic centre of Riga is situated on the right Bank of the Daugava river, about 10 km from where the river meets the Gulf of Riga. The population of 700 thousand people 42,39% Latvians, 40,88% Russian.

Telephone code: 371. Postcode: LV-10(01-84). Car code: LV.

the Terrain is represented by the sand plain in the vicinity of the city there is a big lake. Riga is divided into six administrative districts.

the Foundation of the city dates from the 1201 year. The city name has several versions of the origin, one of which the word Riga translates as "populated place".

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Announcement on appointment of Council Members
 02/17/2017 02:15, " GlobeNewswire (press release) " tells: "... University; Second level higher professional education in Regional economics (engineering) from Riga Technical University in 2000. Second lever higher professional education in law from the University of Latvia in 2005."
Sales of Olainfarm in January Reach 9.15 Million Euro
 02/15/2017 18:15, " GlobeNewswire (press release) " tells: "The major sales markets of AS Olainfarm during January 2017 were Russia, Belarus, Latvia and The Netherlands. During January 2017, AS Olainfarm ..."

Politics and society

Baltic Boy Makes Good
 02/19/2017 10:15, " National Review " tells: "Last fall, I traveled to two of the three Baltic states: Latvia and Estonia. I was there to report on NATO, Russia, and all that. When I arrived in Riga, the ..."
On military spending, there's more than one way for Canada to pull its weight: Paul Wells
 02/18/2017 18:15, " Toronto Star " tells: "At the NATO summit that year in Riga, Latvia, the 2-per-cent goal was mentioned for the first time, as an incentive to other members to shoulder more ..."

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Brexit official: Latvians in Britain will keep their rights
 02/21/2017 14:25, " Daily Mail " tells: "RIGA, Latvia (AP) - Britain's top official negotiating an exit from the European Union says Latvian citizens in Britain will "have all the rights they have ..."
Riga's population soars 6000 on year
 02/20/2017 18:25, " Public broadcasting of Latvia " tells: "On January 1 last year the official population of Riga was 698,529 ... Riga is the only city in Latvia where a population increase was registered last ..."
Near to Riga: Shiauliai (Lithuania) 123 km, Panevezhys (Lithuania) 137 km, Tartu (Estonia) 221 km, Kaunas (Lithuania) 228 km
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