Total area: 64,589 sq.km.
Coastline: 494 km of the Baltic Sea coast.
Average temperature: July is +18°C, in January – -4.5°C.
International relations: member of NATO, EU and Schengen area.
Population: 2 248 374 Ethnic groups: 59% Latvian, 27% Russian, 3.6% Belorussian, 10,6% others (Ukrainian, Polish, Lithuanian etc).
Religion: Evangelic Lutheran, Roman Catholic, and Russian Orthodox. Since the 16th c. Reformation, the Lutheran church has played a leading role in Latvia.
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Time zone: EET (UTC+2)