Total Population (million): 2.2761
Annual growth rate: -0.6002216%
Urban population: 67.88%
Official Language: Latvian
Other languages spoken: This country, with 2.5 million inhabitants
is home to several linguistic communities. Indeed, it is important
to note that only 54.5% of the population speaks Latvian. As far as
minorities are concerned, 33.5% of the citizens speak Russian and
4.1% speak Byelorussian. Finally, Ukrainian is spoken by 3% of the
population, Polish by 2.2%, Lithuanian by 1.7%, Yiddish by 0.5%,
Tatar by 0.2% and Estonian by 0.1%.
Business language: Russian and English
Religion: Catholics 49.2%, Protestants 29.8%, Orthodox 14.5%, Jews
3.9%, Anglicans 1.8%, Others 0.8%.
Area: 64590 kmÂ²
Type of State: Republic based on parliamentary democracy.
Type of economy: Upper-middle-income economy, Ex-Transition country
An economy built around transport activities for goods and petroleum
To call from Latvia, dial 00
To call in Latvia, dial 371
Internet suffix: .lv
Access to electricity: n.c.