Latvia is a European state with a coastline on the Baltic Sea. One of the three Baltic states, it is bordered 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.

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Riga is the capital of Latvia, and within it of the eponymous Riga region. It holds about half of the country's population, which makes it the largest city in the Baltic States.

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 Riga.

Daugavpils is the second largest city in Latvia, after Riga. It is a delightfully charming, spacious, green city.

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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 Estonia.

Latgale is Latvia's easternmost region, bordering Russia and Belarus. Latgalian is a language similar to Latvian, the official one.

Zemgale is the southernmost region in Latvia, along the border with Lithuania.

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