Latvia<br />
"Latvia is like a bottle of champagne which hasbeen kept for a long time – seven centuries, after all! - in a dark cellar ...
Thenationalcoatofarms<br />Thenationalflag<br />ThepresentcoatofarmsoftheRepublicofLatviawasdesignedin 1921. It isshield-s...
Thenationalanthem<br />Thenational<br />anthemofthe<br />Republicof<br />Latviaiscalled<br />“Dievs, svētī <br />Latviju!”...
GENERAL INFORMATION<br />OF THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA<br />Political system: parliamentary republic<br />Head of State: Presi...
ThemonumentoffreedominRiga<br />"For Fatherland and Freedom"<br />Freedom Monument erected in 1935(Again since independenc...
ThenationalsymbolsofLatvia<br />ThenationalinsectofLatviaisthetwo-spottedladybird(Adaliabipunctata).<br />Thenationalbirdo...
ThenationalsymbolsofLatvia<br />ThenationalflowerofLatviaisthedaisy(Leucanthemumvulgare).<br />ThenationaltreesofLatviaare...
ThenationalsymbolsofLatvia<br />ThenationalsymbolsofLatvia<br />AmberisanothernationalsymbolofLatvia. TheBalticSeawashespi...
Latviansarepopularwiththeirchoralsingingallovertheworld. EveryfouryearsthereisLatviansinginganddancingfestival. Thousandso...
Riga-thecapitalofLatvia.<br />the October bridge<br />Opera House in Riga<br />
ReliefmapofLatvia<br />
ThenatureofLatvia<br />ThemaintreasuresofthenatureinLatviaareitsforestsandunchanged, unpollutedenvironment. TheclimateofLa...
Interestingfacts<br /><ul><li> 50% ofthecountry’s</li></ul>teritoryisoccupiedby<br />forests, <br />10% - byswamps.<br /><...
therearemorethan 4100 speciesofmushroomsand 1884 speciesoffloweringplantsinLatvia.</li></li></ul><li>Interestingfacts<br /...
thejoint-stockcompany “Laima” enterpriseproducesmainlychocolateandchocolatecandy.
 a traditionalpartofLatvianfoodistheblackbreadmadebyryeflour.</li></li></ul><li>ThecastlesofLatvia<br />Manybeautifulresto...
Rundāle palace<br />The Rundalespalace is one of the major tourist destinations in Latvia. It is also used for the accommo...
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  1. 1. Latvia<br />
  2. 2. "Latvia is like a bottle of champagne which hasbeen kept for a long time – seven centuries, after all! - in a dark cellar and suddenly opened by the careless Time. <br />Much of its bubbling contents have been split in the ceiling and on the floor, yet <br />there is still enough left in the bottle for us to get tipsy, for the wine is old and good. "<br /> <br />KārlisSkalbe, Latvian writer (1879-1945)<br />
  3. 3. Thenationalcoatofarms<br />Thenationalflag<br />ThepresentcoatofarmsoftheRepublicofLatviawasdesignedin 1921. It isshield-shaped.Theshieldofthelargecoatofarmsisdividedanditslowerpartsplit. <br />The first evidenceofthe<br />maroon-white-maroonflagofLatviadates to thesecondhalfofthedistant 13thcenturywhen, as it issaid, theLatviantribeswent to warwithEstoniansundersuchflag. Latvianflagcanbethusconsidered to beamongtheoldestnationalsymbolsintheworld.<br />
  4. 4. Thenationalanthem<br />Thenational<br />anthemofthe<br />Republicof<br />Latviaiscalled<br />“Dievs, svētī <br />Latviju!” <br />(“God, Bless<br />Latvia!”).<br />Themusicand<br />lyricshave<br />beencomposed<br />bytheLatviancomposer Kārlis Baumanis (1835-1905).<br />
  5. 5. GENERAL INFORMATION<br />OF THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA<br />Political system: parliamentary republic<br />Head of State: President<br />Parliament:Saeima - 100 MPs elected for the term of 4 years<br />Capital: Riga, 713 000 inhabitants<br />TheproclamationofLatvia’sindependence: November 18, 1918<br />Officiallanguage: latvian<br />Area: 64 589 km2<br />Population: 2 239 800 (datafromJune, 1, 2010), 68% of it urban<br />Currency: Lat (LVL)<br />Distance betweenRigaandothercapitalsatComeniusproject 2010-2012 “Xenopfobia.....”:<br />Vilnius – 260 km, Roma – 1865 km, Varsava – 239 km, Bratislava – 1084 km, Ankara – 1995 km, Bukareste – 1397 km <br />
  6. 6. ThemonumentoffreedominRiga<br />"For Fatherland and Freedom"<br />Freedom Monument erected in 1935(Again since independence in 1992, honor guard stands)<br />on top isLiberty holding three stars(for the three regions of Latvia -Kurzeme, Vidzeme and Latgale)<br />
  7. 7. ThenationalsymbolsofLatvia<br />ThenationalinsectofLatviaisthetwo-spottedladybird(Adaliabipunctata).<br />ThenationalbirdofLatviaisthewhitewagtail(Motacillaalba).<br />
  8. 8. ThenationalsymbolsofLatvia<br />ThenationalflowerofLatviaisthedaisy(Leucanthemumvulgare).<br />ThenationaltreesofLatviaarelindenorlime(Tiliacordata) andoak(Quercusrobur).<br />
  9. 9. ThenationalsymbolsofLatvia<br />ThenationalsymbolsofLatvia<br />AmberisanothernationalsymbolofLatvia. TheBalticSeawashespiecesofamberashoremainlyintheWesternshoresof Kurzeme duringheavystorms. Thissemipreciousstoneisformedfromfossilizedpineresinandwasvaluedespeciallyhighintheancientworld.<br />
  10. 10. Latviansarepopularwiththeirchoralsingingallovertheworld. EveryfouryearsthereisLatviansinginganddancingfestival. Thousandsofchoralsingersanddancersparticipateatthisfestival. Students havetheirownchoralsinginganddancingfestival, too.<br />In 2008. was XXIV songfestand XIV dancefest<br />
  11. 11. Riga-thecapitalofLatvia.<br />the October bridge<br />Opera House in Riga<br />
  12. 12. ReliefmapofLatvia<br />
  13. 13. ThenatureofLatvia<br />ThemaintreasuresofthenatureinLatviaareitsforestsandunchanged, unpollutedenvironment. TheclimateofLatviaismoderatelywarmandhasfourpronouncedseasons. <br />TheaveragetemperatureinJanuaryisabout -5oC, inJuly +17oC.<br />ThelongestdaysareinJune – almost 18 hoursofday-light,whitetheshortestdaysfallintheendoftheDecember – 6 hours 43 minutesofdaylight.<br />Therearemorethan 12000 riversinLatvia, butonly 17 amongthemarelongerthan 100 kilometres. <br />
  14. 14. Interestingfacts<br /><ul><li> 50% ofthecountry’s</li></ul>teritoryisoccupiedby<br />forests, <br />10% - byswamps.<br /><ul><li>thereareonly 3 speciesofsnakeslivinginLatvia.
  15. 15. therearemorethan 4100 speciesofmushroomsand 1884 speciesoffloweringplantsinLatvia.</li></li></ul><li>Interestingfacts<br /><ul><li>oneofthemostpopularsouvenirsfromLatviais “BlackBalsamofRiga”, analcoholicherbdrinkwhoserecipewascreatedinthemid-18thcentury.
  16. 16. thejoint-stockcompany “Laima” enterpriseproducesmainlychocolateandchocolatecandy.
  17. 17. a traditionalpartofLatvianfoodistheblackbreadmadebyryeflour.</li></li></ul><li>ThecastlesofLatvia<br />ManybeautifulrestoredcastlesandpalacesfromearliertimesembellishLatvia’scountryside.<br />Mežotne palace<br />Jaunmokucastle<br />
  18. 18. Rundāle palace<br />The Rundalespalace is one of the major tourist destinations in Latvia. It is also used for the accommodation of notable guests, such as the leaders of foreign nations. The palace and the surrounding gardens are now a museum.<br />Palace as seen from the garden<br />
  19. 19. Formoreinformationusethislink, please :<br />http://www.li.lv/index.php?lang=en<br />Manythanks to allauthors, whosetextsandphotos<br />weusedinpresentation!<br />

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