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Facts about Latvia

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What is the Total Area of Latvia?

total: 64,589 sq km
land: 63,589 sq km
water: 1,000 sq km 

What is the Population of Latvia?

2,013,400 (2013 est.)

What are the Languages of Latvia?

Latvian (official) 58.2%, Russian 37.5%, Lithuanian and other 4.3% (2000 census)

Literacy rates in Latvia

definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.78%
male: 99.77%
female: 99.79% (2010)

Religions of Latvia

Lutheran, Roman Catholic, Russian Orthodox

Life Expectancy in Latvia

total population: 72.93 years
male: 67.84 years
female: 78.3 years (2012 est.)

Latvia Government Type

parliamentary democracy

Currency in Latvia

Euro (EUR) - since January 2014

GDP (per capita) in Latvia

purchasing power parity - $11,500 (2004 est.)

Labour Force in Latvia

1.139 million (2012 est.)

$5.749 billion f.o.b. (2005 est.)

$8.559 billion f.o.b. (2005 est.)

Natural Resources

peat, limestone, dolomite, amber, hydropower, wood, arable land

Telephones (main lines in use)
731,000 (2005)

Telephones (mobile cellular)
1,872,000 (2005)

Internet Service Providers (ISPs)

Internet hosts: 53,251 (2005)  Internet users: 1,030 (2005)

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