Population of main cities including suburbs:
Riga (878,000); Daugavpils (110,000); Liepaja (85,000); Jelgava (70,000); Jurmala (55,000).
Ethnic origins: Latvians (58.6%), Russians (29.6%), Ukrainians (2.7%), Belarusians (4.1%), Polish (2.5%), Lithuanians (1.4%), Others (1.8%).
Other Languages Spoken:
This country, with 2.5 million inhabitants is home to several linguistic communities. 33.5% of the citizens speak Russian and 4.1% speak Belarusian. Ukrainian is spoken by 3% of the population, Polish by 2.2%, Lithuanian by 1.7%.
Russian and English
Lutherans 55%; Catholics 24%; Protestants 29.8%; Orthodox Christians 20%; Jews 3.9%; Anglicans 0.8%; Others 0.8%. About 57.5% of the population is practicing.
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National Currency: Euro (EUR)
Type of State:
Democratic parliamentary republic.
Type of Economy:
Upper-middle-income economy, Ex-Transition country, member of the EU, member of NATO..
An economy built around transport activities for goods and petroleum products; Strategic geographical position which allows the country to trade with CIS countries and Europe.
HDI (World Rank):
Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.
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