Tagged: Latvia

Latvia, located in the Baltic region of Northern Europe, is a parliamentary republic with a population of around 1. 9 million. Having gained independence from Russia in 1918 and later from the Soviet Union in 1991, Latvia has since embraced democracy and a market-oriented economy. The political landscape is characterized by a multi-party system, with major parties including the center-right New Unity, the center-left Harmony (Saskana), and the right-wing National Alliance. Latvia has experienced economic growth since joining the European Union in 2004, with a focus on sectors like information technology, manufacturing, and services. However, issues such as income inequality, emigration, and concerns about the rule of law persist. The country has a diverse cultural heritage shaped by Latvian folklore, traditions, and a rich history, evident in landmarks like the medieval Old Town of Riga, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Latvia actively participates in regional cooperation, particularly within the Baltic states, and maintains a strong commitment to NATO, reflecting its strategic importance in the Baltic Sea region. As Latvia continues to balance economic development with social cohesion and faces challenges related to demographic shifts, it remains an active participant in European affairs, contributing to the broader geopolitical landscape in the Baltic region and beyond. INTERSHIPPINGRATES: Features democracy and rights of Latvia.

Latvia in the 1910's

Latvia in the 1910’s

Latvia as a state body arose only in 1918. The Latvian tribes that inhabited the territory of today’s republic, together with other populations of different nationalities, remained, starting from the century. XII, under foreign...

Latvia Culture

Latvia Culture and Traditions

TRADITIONS According to a2zcamerablog, Latvia is a country located in Europe. Latvian traditions are fundamentally linked to peasant life and the rhythms that mark it, so you can recognize the influence of pagan rituals....

Latvia Population 2014

Latvia 2014

Yearbook 2014 Latvia. At the New Year, the government reached its major economic target as Latvia became the eighth member of the euro zone. But after cuts required for the euro entry, and in...