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  • Area: 64,589 sq. km (24,938 sq. mi.)
  • Population: 1,965,686 (2016 est.)
  • Population growth rate: -1.07% (2016 est.)
  • Life expectancy: 74.5 years (2016)
  • Languages: Latvian (official) 56.3%, Russian 33.8%, other 0.6% (includes Polish, Ukrainian, and Belarusian), unspecified 9.4%
  • Religions: Lutheran 19.6%, Orthodox 15.3%, other Christian 1%, other 0.4%, unspecified 63.7%
  • Formal name: Republic of Latvia
  • Alternate names: Latvian Soviet Socialist Republic, Latvija, Latvijas Padomju Socialistiska Respublika, Latvijas Republika, Latviyskaya Sovetskaya Sotsialisticheskaya Respublika, Republic of Latvia
  • Government type: parliamentary republic
  • Leaders: chief of state: President Raimonds VEJONIS; head of government: Prime Minister Maris KUCINSKIS
  • Capital: Riga
  • Administrative divisions: 110 municipalities and 9 cities
  • GDP per capita (PPP): $24,700 (2015 est.)
  • Exports: foodstuffs, wood and wood products, metals, machinery and equipment, textiles
  • Imports: machinery and equipment, consumer goods, chemicals, fuels, vehicles
  • Currency: euro (EUR)

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