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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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UPDATED: How Peter Greste became a Latvian
 12/03/2016 00:25, " Public broadcasting of Latvia " tells: "Speaking in Riga December 1 at a special event held at the Stockholm ... Peter Greste told LSM how he found out he had received Latvian citizenship."
Latvia's Rietumu Banka closes Q3 with profit of EUR 78.89 mln
 12/02/2016 04:40, " The Baltic Course " tells: "Latvia's Rietumu Banka closes Q3 with profit of EUR 78.89 mln ... Latvia's Rietumu Banka closed the third quarter of this year with a profit of EUR ... bank's interim financial statements submitted to the Nasdaq Riga stock exchange."

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Riga Zoo plans to create African savanna section
 12/01/2016 20:25, " The Baltic Course " tells: "Riga Zoo plans to create African savanna section ... The Riga Zoo, using local government and state financing, plans to create a new African ... section to be opened by Latvia's centennial constructed must begin already next year."
Latvian president admits local complicity in Nazi atrocities
 12/01/2016 16:20, " Arutz Sheva " tells: "... in the Rumbula forest near the Latvian capital of Riga, during which 25,000 ... Latvian president Raimonds Vejonis, who was the main speaker at the ..."

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EIB and European Commission present Cleaner Transport Facility
 12/03/2016 00:25, " Automotive World (press release) " tells: "... be signed early next year and will support the purchase of new hydrogen fuel cell buses, trolley buses and associated infrastructure in Riga, Latvia."
On “Grindeks” manufacturing expansion
 12/03/2016 00:25, " GlobeNewswire (press release) " tells: "Referring to the information published in Latvian media, which states that JSC “Grindeks” plans to move its manufacturing outside Latvia, we explain ..."
Near to Riga: Shiauliai (Lithuania) 123 km, Panevezhys (Lithuania) 137 km, Tartu (Estonia) 221 km, Kaunas (Lithuania) 228 km
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