Latvia: Key Information & Facts

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Updated: 2018-05-02.

General points to know about the country of Latvia – demographics, important ages, phone numbers, key statistics, and more – whether you are traveling there or not.

Capital: Rīga (& largest city)

Population: 1.95 million (2017 estimate)

Language(s): Latvian

President: Raimonds Vējonis

Prime Minister: Māris Kučinskis

CurrencyEuro € (EUR)

Area: 64,589 km2 (24,938 mi2)

Dialing Code: +371

Time Zone: Eastern European Time “EET” (UTC+2)
•   DST/Summer Time: Eastern European Summer Time “EEST” (UTC+3)

Demonym: Latvian (what’s this?)

Endonym: Latvija
(their name for their country)
Emergency Dialing Tel. Number: 112 (general number for police, fire, ambulance, etc.)

Drinking Age: 18

Smoking Age: 18

Age of Consent: 16

Drives on the: Right

Electricity & Adapter: 230 V, 50 Hz, Plug Types C / F (define)

Country Code (ISO): LV (also the country’s primary TLD {top-level domain})

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