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Overview - Latvia

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Overview

Capital:
Riga
Area:
64,589 km²
Population:
2,274,735 (2006 estimate)
Language(s):
Latvian (official) - 58.2%, Russian - 37.5%, Lithuanian and others - 4.3%.
Religion(s):
Lutheran, Roman Catholic, Russian Orthodox.
Ethnic Group(s):
Latvian - 57.7%, Russian - 29.6%, Belarusian - 4.1%, Ukrainian - 2.7%, Polish - 2.5%, Lithuanian - 1.4%, others - 2%.