Republic of Latvia• The Republic of Latvia was founded on November 18, 1918. The name "Latvija" comes from the ancient Latgallians, one of four Indo-European Baltic tribes, who along with Couronians, Selonians and Semigallians formed the ethnic core of today’s Latvian people.
Latvian Money• At present, banknotes Picture 6 with nominal values of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 500 lats, as well as coins with nominal values of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 santims and 1, 2 and 100 lats are in circulation.
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Rīga - The Capital• Rīga has developed into an important economic, political and cultural centre since the Middle Ages. Rīga became the capital in 1918. Today more than a half of Latvias population lives in Rīga, as well as the countrys largest manufacturing concerns, as well as central government and administration boards. Picture 3
Nature Latvia is a land of diverse terrain where plains alternate with hillocks and river valleys. It is stately forests, broad mires and clear waters. It is meadows, fields, groves, gardens and parks.Picture 5 Picture 4