The Republic of Latvia is a small country of 2 million inhabitants located in the Baltic region of northeastern Europe, measuring 450km from east to west and 200km from north to south. The territory is mostly flat, with the highest elevation less than 100m high. Latvia was first settled in 3000 BC, but the first independent Latvian state was only formed in 1918 and existed for 22 years. The current Latvian republic achieved independence in 1991 with the collapse of the Soviet Union. Latvia joined the European Union in 2004 and has a relatively advanced economy. The capital of Latvia is Riga.
01 Neoclassical building on cathedral square 02 Russian theatre 03 St Peter and Paul church 04 St Peter and Paul church 05 Moat
06 Moat 07 Moat 08 Ice cream seller 09 Purple tulips
10 Park 11 Park 12 Latvian national opera 13 Alley 14 Alley
15 St Peter church 16 Old town and flower beds 17 Staircase facade 18 Yellow tulips 19 Town musicians of Bremen statue 20 St Peter church
21 House of the Blackheads 22 House of the Blackheads 23 House of the Blackheads 24 Riga city council 25 Cat house
26 Cat house 27 Russian theatre 28 Riga cathedral 29 Riga cathedral 30 House of the Blackheads at dusk
31 House of the Blackheads at dusk 32 House of the Blackheads at dusk 33 Russian theatre 34 St Peter church 35 Riga at night
01 Glass steel building 02 Latvian national theatre 03 Freedom monument 04 Wine restaurant 05 Freedom monument square
06 Freedom monument statues 07 Freedom monument statues 08 Raina boulevard 09 Freedom monument
10 Latvia national art museum 11 Oskars Kalpaks monument 12 Michael Barclay de Tolly statue 13 Hotel Radisson 14 Nativity of Christ Russian Orthodox cathedral
15 Nativity of Christ cathedral 16 Hotel Radisson 17 Nativity of Christ cathedral 18 Nativity of Christ Russian Orthodox cathedral 19 Poet Rainis statue 20 Poet Rainis statue
21 Nativity of Christ cathedral 22 Nativity of Christ Russian Orthodox cathedral 23 Nativity of Christ Russian Orthodox cathedral 24 Nativity of Christ cathedral 25 Esplanade park
26 Hotel Radisson 27 Esplanade park 28 Esplanade park 29 Alfa shopping centre
30 Alfa shopping centre 01 Panoramic view
02 Riga 03 Bridge over Daugava river 04 Panoramic view with river
05 Skyline of Riga 06 Historic core 07 Old town and river
08 Old town and river 09 Daugava river 01 Palace garden
02 Palace garden 03 Trees in palace garden 04 Channel 05 Rundale palace
06 Rundale palace 07 Rundale palace
08 Rundale palace
09 Rundale palace 10 Rundale palace 11 Rundale palace and fountain
12 Rundale palace 13 Corridor with pillars 14 Staircase 15 Gold hall
16 White hall 17 White hall 18 Oval porcelain cabinet 19 Small gallery
20 Gold hall 21 Duke dressing room 22 Second antechamber of Duchess apartments 23 Duchess study room
24 Duchess toilet room 01 Park 02 Tirgonu street 03 Beach villa
04 Beach 05 Beach
06 Beach 07 Beach 08 Beach and villa 09 Beach hotel restaurant
10 Beach villa and tortoise statue 11 Park 01 Dwelling house 02 Dwelling house
03 Granary for grain and textiles 04 Horseshoe-shaped cattle yard 05 Dwelling house
06 Jugla lake 07 Jugla lake 08 Harbour warehouse 09 Harbour warehouse
10 Latvian wooden house 11 Wedding couple 12 Latvian wooden house 13 Latvian wooden house 14 Orthodox church
15 Orthodox church 16 Dutch windmill 17 Forest trail 18 Farm-labourers outbuilding
19 Farm-labourers outbuilding
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