Latvia is a
state with a coastline on the Baltic Sea. One of the three
, it is bordered by
to the north,
to the south,
to the east,
on the south east, and the Baltic Sea on the west.
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Riga is the capital of Latvia and the largest city in the
. Its population of 700,000 is one-third of the population of Latvia.
Liepāja is a city on Latvia's Baltic coast. With 75,000 residents, it is Latvia's third largest city, and is arguably the most important city after the capital
Daugavpils is the second largest city in Latvia, after
. It is a delightfully charming, spacious, green city.
The Riga region on the Baltic Sea sits at the heart of Latvia, and is its political, population, and cultural center.
Kurzeme is the westernmost region of Latvia, along the Baltic Sea. During the period of Soviet occupation the coastline was a restricted military area, because if was easy to leave the country on a boat.
Vidzeme is a region in northeastern Latvia, bordering
Latgale is Latvia's easternmost region, bordering
. Latgalian is a language similar to Latvian, the official one.
Zemgale is the southernmost region in Latvia, along the border with
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