Latvia is a European state located on the coast of Baltic Sea. One of the three Baltic States, Latvia is delimited by Estonia to the north, Lithuania to the south, Russia to the east, Belarus on the south east, and the Baltic Sea on the west.
The most famous travel spot is the capital Riga, a World Heritage Site. Tourists can also enjoy the wild beauty of Latvia’s untouched sea coast, which is 500 km long and consists mostly of white sandy beaches.
Half of Latvia is covered with forests which have a very rich wildlife. There are also many lakes, mainly if you go to Latgale region and deep river valleys.
The highest point in Latvia is Gaizinkalns, at 312m (1,023ft) above sea level, just west of the town of Madona.
REASONS TO GO
Palaces, Castles and Manor Houses.
The beautiful Riga.
The traditions, the small villages and the cultural heritage.
GOOD TO KNOW
Currency: Latvian lat (LVL)
Area: 64,589 sq km
Electricity: 220V/50Hz (European plug)
Calling Code: +371
Time Zone: GMT +2, from April to November GMT +3
January 1 – New Year’s Day
May 1 – Labour Day
May 4 – Declaration of Independence Day
June 23 – Midsummer’s Eve (Ligo)
June 24 – Midsummer’s Day (Jani)
November 18 – Proclamation of the Republic of Latvia
December 25 – Christmas Day
December 26 – second Christmas Day
December 31 – New Year’s Eve
Second Easter Day