Latvia

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General Info

Latvia in the different European languages:
Lotyšsko (CS) Letland (DA) Lettland (DE) Läti (ET) Λεττονία (EL) Latvia (EN) Letonia (ES)
Lettonie (FR) Lettonia (IT) Latvija (LV) Latvija (LT) Lettország (HU) Latvja (MT) Letland (NL)
Łotwa (PL) Letónia (PT) Lotyšská (SK) Latvija (SL) Latvia (FI) Lettland (SV)
  • Wikipedia Latvia
    Free communal encyclopedia. The largest reference website on the Internet.
  • BBC Country profile: Latvia
    BBC News news online country profile: Latvia
    Situated in north-eastern Europe with a coastline along the Baltic Sea, Latvia is geographically the middle of the three former Soviet Baltic republics...
  • Latvian Institute
    Information about History, Society, Culture, Nature of Latvia.
  • Latvian Tourism Office
    General information about Latvia.
  • Latvian History Timetable
    Main Historical Events in the History of Latvia.
  • The World Fact Book
    Latvia in short; descriptions, numbers and names in the eyes of US CIA. Tailored information to the specific requirements of US Government officials.
  • Eurostat
    European Commission Statistics Website, so you can compare Latvia with other European countries by the statistics. Reports on Economy, Tourism, Living conditions, Labour market, Prices, Health,...

Regions

Latvia is divided into several historical and cultural regions.
  • Kurzeme (Courland), the western part of Latvia, consisting roughly the counties of Liepāja, Kuldīga, Talsi, Saldus and Ventspils.
  • Zemgale (Semigallia) is the central part of Latvia. Zemgale is bounded by Kurzeme in the east, Gulf of Riga and Daugava river in the north and Latvia-Lithuania border in the south. It consists approximately of the counties of Bauska, Dobele, Jelgava and Tukums and parts of Aizkraukle, Daugavpils, Jēkabpils, Ogre and Riga counties which are south of Daugava river. Traditional Semigallia also includes the northern part of Šiauliai County in Lithuania.
  • Vidzeme, meaning "Middle land", is also known as Livland, though it comprises only a small part of traditional Livland. Present Vidzeme is the Latvian part of Swedish Livonia and Rīga. It roughly corresponds to Alūksne, Cēsis, Gulbene, Limbaži, Madona, Valka, Valmiera counties and parts of Aizkraukle, Ogre and Riga counties north of Daugava river.
  • Latgale (Latgallia), the part of Livonia still in hands of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth after the Treaty of Altmark in 1629, so called Inflanty. It roughly corresponds to Balvi, Krāslava, Ludza, Preiļi, Rēzekne counties and parts of Daugavpils and Jēkabpils counties north of Daugava river.

Cities

Cesis

  • Cesis
    Tourist information about the city.
  • Vidzeme History and Tourism Centre
    Agency to promote tourism in Cesis town and district by taking care of preservation of the cultural historical heritage and educating the society about the history of Cesis district.
  • Cesis Map
  • Flickr
    Community photo album, Cesis different photo albums.
  • Google Video Search Cesis
    Find videos about Cesis on Google Video Search

Jurmala

Sigulda

Activities

  • Bobsleigh Track 
    Description : Bobsleigh rides with a real bob are usually between October and March and rides with summer bob are between May and October. Sometimes track is closed for competition or training so book in advance your ride.
    Sigulda Bobsleigh Track
  • Aerodium Free Flight Simulator  Aerodium Flight Simulator
    Description : Aerodium is the free flight simulator -first vertical wind tunnel in Eastern Europe. It breaks gravity rules and allows you to fly with the help of newest technologies.
  • Altius Hot Air Balloon Flight
    Description : You will lift off on a hot air balloon and drift freely with the wind over the countryside, so bring plenty of film to capture the panorama of the world beneath you.
  • Ramkalni Leisure Park
    Description : This leisure park is in a beautiful location, by the shore of the Gauja river at 26 kilometers of Riga. From early spring to late summer operates a rodelling circuit and you can enjoy their jeep safari, boat trips or fishing. In winter you can practice skiing.
  • Markans Activities
    Description : This company offers boat and canoe trips, rafting, kayak hire, camping, place for picnic.

News

  • BBC Eurocrash: How Latvia's boom turned to bust 
    (Tuesday, 24 March 2009)
    Latvia is suffering the worst recession in the whole of the European Union, and its Prime Minister said today that the country may need to ask the IMF for a second bailout.
  • Google news search
    Results for Latvia from Google News search on the international press.
  • The Baltic Times
    An independent weekly newspaper that covers latest political, economic, business, and cultural events in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
  • LETA
    Latvian National News Agency.
  • The Baltic Guide
    Monthly Magazine for Baltic countries.
  • Wikinews
    Result on Latvia from search on Wikinews, the free news source you can write!

Photos

  • Flickr - Latvia Cluster Album
    Flickr is almost certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world. People can share their favourite photos to the world, securely and privately show photos to your friends and family.
  • Flickr - Latvia Group
    Group of people interested in Latvia.
  • Inspiration Riga
    List of photos provided by the Riga Convention Bureau to popularise Riga and Latvia abroad.
  • JVK
    Flight over Latvia.
  • Latvia Tourism
    Photos of Latvia from Latvia Tourism.
  • Latvians.Com
    Gallery of photos of different places in Latvia.
  • Google Video Search Latvia
    Find videos about Latvia on Google Video Search

Maps

Weather

Dictionaries

Official Institutions

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