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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


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