full name: Republic of Latvia Latvia flag
capital city: Riga
population: 1,986,705 (July 2015 est.)
official language: Latvian, Russian
business language: Russian and English
major religion: Christianity
intl.dialling code: +371
internet suffix: .lv
time zone: UTC/GMT + 2 hours
currency: 1 lats = 100 santims
GDP - real growth rate: 2.4% (2014 est.)
GDP - per capita: $23,700 (2014 est.)
main export: Timber and wood products, fish and fish products
government: Parliamentary democracy
head of state: President Raimonds VEJONIS
prime minister: Laimdota STRAUJUMA