Latvia /ˈlætviə/ , officially the Republic of Latvia , is a country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. It is bordered to the north by Estonia , to the south by Lithuania , to the east by the Russian Federation , to the southeast by Belarus , and shares maritime borders to the west with Sweden. With 2,070,371 inhabitants and a territory of 64,589 km it is one of the least populous and least densely populated countries of the European Union. The capital of Latvia is Riga. The official language is Latvian and the currency is called Lats . The country has a temperate seasonal climate. The...
|Founded:||November 18, 1918|
|Official language:||Latvian Language|
|Area:||24,938 sq. mi.|
|Form of government:||Parliamentary republic|
|Also known as:||Lettland, República da Letônia, Letônia|