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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.
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.
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,...
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.
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
- 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.
Tourist information about the city.
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.
Community photo album, Cesis different photo albums.
- Google Video Search Cesis
Find videos about Cesis on Google Video Search
: 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.
Free 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
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
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.
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
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.
Latvian National News Agency.
- The Baltic Guide
Monthly Magazine for Baltic countries.
Result on Latvia from search on Wikinews, the free news source you can write!
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 of people interested in Latvia.
List of photos provided by the Riga Convention Bureau to popularise Riga and Latvia
Flight over Latvia.
- Latvia Tourism
Photos of Latvia from Latvia Tourism.
Gallery of photos of different places in Latvia.
- Google Video Search Latvia
Find videos about Latvia on Google Video Search
and Consular Representations
Biography of the President of the Republic of Latvia.
- Ministry of Foreign
News, Policy, Development Co-operation, Consular Issues.
Financial Information, Laws, Regulations, Exchange Rates, Monetary Policy, Statistics,
of the Interior
Police guidelines on how to feel safe in Latvia.
Cultural Heritage, Museums, Music, Amateur and folk art, Films, Theatre, Literature.
Ministry of Economics
Main working areas of this Ministry are Industry, Tourism, Foreign Trade.
Main working areas are Taxes, Budget, Internal audit, Lotteries and Gambling supervisory
- Financial and Capital
Laws and Regulations, Market Participants, Statistics, Reports.
- List of Latvians Institutions
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