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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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Latvia and Luxembourg have untapped potential for economic cooperation
 01/17/2017 19:00, " Baltic Times " tells: "RIGA - Latvia and Luxembourg have untapped potential for economic cooperation, Latvian Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis (Greens/Farmers) said ..."
Press subscription in Latvia down 4.2 % in 2017
 01/17/2017 04:00, " The Baltic Course " tells: "Press subscription in Latvia has dropped by 4.2 % to 398,722 subscriptions for 2017, Latvian national postal company Latvijas Pasts reported LETA."

Politics and society

Latvia to Deploy Military Unit on Russian Border by October 2018
 01/16/2017 19:00, " Sputnik International " tells: "RIGA (Sputnik) — Latvia is a member of NATO since 2004. At the NATO July summit in Warsaw, it was decided that the military alliance would send ..."
Over 1000 soldiers to make up NATO's new international battalion in Latvia
 01/13/2017 04:40, " RT " tells: "An active development of infrastructure for the future base continues in Adazi area close to the Latvian capital of Riga, Bergmanis said, adding that the ..."

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Latvian government supports Daugavpils-Krustpils-Riga railway electrification project
 01/18/2017 04:00, " Think Railways " tells: "Latvian government supports the first phase of the Daugavpils – Rezekne – Riga via Krustpils railway electrification project proposed by Transport ..."
Ancoats named 'hippest' place in the UK by travel website
 01/18/2017 01:00, " Manchester Evening News " tells: "Top of the European Index was Kreuzberg in Berlin, followed by Riga in Latvia, just pipping Ancoats into third place. Emma Coulthurst from ..."
Near to Riga: Shiauliai (Lithuania) 123 km, Panevezhys (Lithuania) 137 km, Tartu (Estonia) 221 km, Kaunas (Lithuania) 228 km
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