Facts and figures

Riga is the capital of the Republic of Latvia and the largest city in the Baltics.

  • City charter granted: 1201
  • Area: 304 sq. km
  • Population (2019): 633 000
  • Language: Latvian
  • National currency: Euro (since January 2014)
  • Time zone: GMT + 2
  • International dialing code: +371
  • Political system: Republic; parliamentary democracy
  • Member of the EU and NATO since 2004.
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