Latvia Economy

Latvia Economy

Subchapters: Basic data Public finances and the state budget Banking system Tax system Basic data Latvia is a small economy, largely dependent on a functioning trade exchange. Although Latvia entered 2022 with nearly exhausted resources to support its economy after a two-year slowdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, experts predicted a quick recovery. However, at […]

Latvia Visa

Latvia Visa, Embassy, Holidays and Shopping

VISAS, ENTRY RULES, CUSTOMS REGULATIONS in Latvia On December 21, 2007, Latvia joined the ranks of the Schengen countries. To apply for a short-term tourist visa for up to 90 days, Russian citizens need the following documents: – a foreign passport valid for at least 3 months from the end of the planned trip, – […]

History in Latvia

History in Latvia

The ancestors of the Latvians were the Finno-Ugric peoples and the Balts, who lived in the current territory of Latvia even before our era. Since 1198, these lands have become the object of a crusade declared by the Pope. After several battles, Latvia, together with Estonia, became part of the Roman Empire under the name […]

Latvia History

Latvia History and Economy

Latvia. The Republic of Latvia is one of the Baltic states. It was an independent republic from the end of World War I until 1940. It is located on the northeastern shore of the Baltic Sea. It is bordered to the north by Estonia, to the east by the Russian Federation, to the southeast by Belarus and to the south by Lithuania. […]

Latvia Travel Advice

Latvia Travel Advice

General travel information for Latvia Continent: Europe Geographical location: Northern Europe, Baltic States Highest elevation: Gaising (311 m above sea level) Longest river: Livonian Aa (452 km) Form of government: Parliamentary republic System of Government: Parliamentary democracy Languages: Latvian Neighboring countries: Lithuania, Belarus, Russia, Estonia Capital: Riga Area: Approx. 64,600 km² Residents: Approx. 1.93 million […]