LATVIA
NAME AND CAPITAL
NAME AND CAPITAL <ul><li>The capital of Latvia is Riga: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>is the largest city of the Baltic states. </...
Year of entry in the EU <ul><li>independence from the Soviet Union in 1991 </li></ul><ul><li>EU: 2004 </li></ul>
Political system <ul><li>Latvia is a unicameral parliamentary representative democratic republic. </li></ul><ul><li>The un...
Political system <ul><li>People's Party of Latvia (Tautas Partija) </li></ul><ul><li>    Party of the New Era ( Jaunais la...
Total area <ul><li>65.000 km2 </li></ul><ul><li>Coastline: 531 km </li></ul><ul><li>Elevation extremes: - lowest point:  B...
Population <ul><li>Latvia has a population of 2,254,653 people. </li></ul><ul><li>The Latvian-born population is just over...
Population <ul><li>Most extended belief is Christianity, divided among the following churches: </li></ul><ul><li>Latvian O...
CURRENCY <ul><li>The Latvian Lat (LVL) is the official currency of Latvia </li></ul><ul><li>The Lat was first introduced i...
CURRENCY <ul><li>A reversion to the Lat as the official currency took place in 1993, when Latvia regained its independence...
Official language
Food and Drink
 
 
Traditions The four most popular holidays are Christmas, New Year, Easter and Jāņi (summer solstice) <ul><li>The last one ...
 
Music and anthem <ul><li>Highlights traditional folk songs. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-99VOCqTcU <...
Geographical features  <ul><li>Is located  in northeastern Europe </li></ul><ul><ul><li>North: Estonia </li></ul></ul><ul>...
Weather <ul><li>The medium annual temperature in Latvia is among the 4.3 ° C and 6.5 ° C. </li></ul><ul><li>July, the warm...
 
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  1. 1. LATVIA
  2. 2. NAME AND CAPITAL
  3. 3. NAME AND CAPITAL <ul><li>The capital of Latvia is Riga: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>is the largest city of the Baltic states. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>one of the largest cities in Northern Europe. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>is considered a global city. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Year of entry in the EU <ul><li>independence from the Soviet Union in 1991 </li></ul><ul><li>EU: 2004 </li></ul>
  5. 5. Political system <ul><li>Latvia is a unicameral parliamentary representative democratic republic. </li></ul><ul><li>The unicameral parliament of 100 seats Latvia, the Saeima, is elected by direct voteevery four years and popular.  </li></ul><ul><li>The election for President were held separately in the Saeima also every four years. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Political system <ul><li>People's Party of Latvia (Tautas Partija) </li></ul><ul><li>  Party of the New Era ( Jaunais laiks, JL) </li></ul><ul><li>Union of Greens and Farmers (Zaļo un Zemnieku Savienība ) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Total area <ul><li>65.000 km2 </li></ul><ul><li>Coastline: 531 km </li></ul><ul><li>Elevation extremes: - lowest point:  Baltic Sea 0m </li></ul><ul><li>-highest point: </li></ul><ul><li>Gaiziņkalns,312 m </li></ul>
  8. 8. Population <ul><li>Latvia has a population of 2,254,653 people. </li></ul><ul><li>The Latvian-born population is just over half the population of the country and is a minority inRiga, the capital. Other groups include ethnic Russians (27.6%), Belarusian, Ukrainian, Lithuanian and Polish. </li></ul><ul><li>The population growth is the lowest in the world (-1.5% annually). </li></ul>
  9. 9. Population <ul><li>Most extended belief is Christianity, divided among the following churches: </li></ul><ul><li>Latvian Orthodox Church (35%), Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church (25%), Catholic(20%), with no affiliation (15%), Jewish community (3%), a small number of Muslims (1%), beliefs pagan and spiritualist (1%) </li></ul>
  10. 10. CURRENCY <ul><li>The Latvian Lat (LVL) is the official currency of Latvia </li></ul><ul><li>The Lat was first introduced in 1922 when it replaced the Latvian ruble </li></ul>
  11. 11. CURRENCY <ul><li>A reversion to the Lat as the official currency took place in 1993, when Latvia regained its independence. </li></ul><ul><li>It has been recently speculated that Latvia will adopt the Euro sometime around the year 2008. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Official language
  13. 13. Food and Drink
  14. 16. Traditions The four most popular holidays are Christmas, New Year, Easter and Jāņi (summer solstice) <ul><li>The last one is the most significant one: </li></ul><ul><li>Most Latvians celebrate it in the open field </li></ul><ul><li>The evening light a huge bonfire on the top of a hill </li></ul><ul><li>Special Jāņi food </li></ul><ul><li>Girls and boys are decorated </li></ul><ul><li>Traditional songs. </li></ul>
  15. 18. Music and anthem <ul><li>Highlights traditional folk songs. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-99VOCqTcU </li></ul><ul><li>A rock opera </li></ul><ul><li>Rock & roll bands http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEzhmYA6iyk&feature=related </li></ul><ul><li>Latvia won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2002 with the song &quot;I Want&quot; by Marie N </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBRWcn9mFrU </li></ul><ul><li>The anthem </li></ul><ul><li>The national anthem &quot;Dievs, Sveti Latviju&quot; (&quot;God bless Latvia!&quot;) Was officially proclaimed Latvia's national anthem in 1920, but also played an important role in leading to Latvia's independence in 1918. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxjdcvraOSM </li></ul>
  16. 19. Geographical features <ul><li>Is located in northeastern Europe </li></ul><ul><ul><li>North: Estonia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>South: Lithuania </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>East: Russia and Belarus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>West: Baltic Sea </li></ul></ul>
  17. 20. Weather <ul><li>The medium annual temperature in Latvia is among the 4.3 ° C and 6.5 ° C. </li></ul><ul><li>July, the warmest month of the year, the temperature varies between 16.3 ° C to 17.1 ° C, and in February, the coldest month between -3.5 ° C and -7.6 ° C. </li></ul><ul><li>The medium rainfall are from 568 </li></ul><ul><li>mm per year, the highest rainfall </li></ul><ul><li>fall at the end of summer, autumn </li></ul><ul><li>and winter. </li></ul>

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