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Latvia: General facts

Political system: parliamentary democracyCapital: RigaTotal area: 64,589 square kilometresPopulation: 2.2 millionOfficial language: LatvianCurrency: latiEmbassy of Latvia (in Vienna) www.mfa.gov.lvLatvian Ambassador: Indulis Berzinš

Political system: parliamentary democracy
Capital: Riga
Total area: 64,589 square kilometres
Population: 2.2 million
Official language: Latvian
Currency: lati
Embassy of Latvia (in Vienna) www.mfa.gov.lv
Latvian Ambassador: Indulis Berzinš

Source: www.cia.gov and www.mfa.gov.lv

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