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Latvia: Country Quickfacts


  • Amazing view of Riga Radio and T.V Tower
  • An evening in Riga
  • Torchlight procession for Independance Day
  • Riga at sunrise
  • Medieval old town
Area:  64,589 km2
Capital: Riga
Country Code: 371
Country Population: 2,000,000
Credit Cards: All major credit cards accepted in tourist areas: American Express, Visa, Master Card and Diners Club
Currency: Euro
Departure Tax: Approximately €7
Drives on the: Right
Electricity: 230 V
Ethnic Groups: 

61.4% Latvian; 26% Russian; 3.4% Belarusians; 2.2% Ukrainians; 6.0% Others

Flag: Latvian Flag
Location:  Northern Europe
Official Language(s): Latvian
Religion: Lutheranism, Catholicism, Russian Orthodox
Time Zone: EET and EEST (UTC +4 and +3)
Tipping: In Latvia standard tipping in restaurants and cafes of 10% is acceptable


Lativa Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to Lativa.

Learn about the history and culture of Lativa, the must-try food and drink, and the best time to visit. Read about Lativa's nature and wildlife and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Lativa for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Lativa tours today!


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