National Symbols of Latvia

Latvia is a country in Europe. It shares borders with the following countries: Estonia, Russia, Belarus, Lithuania, . The capital of Latvia is Riga.

The official language is Latvian and the Euro is the currency of the Latvia. The domain is .lv and the country code is +371.

National day is celebrated on 18 Nov 1918. Every country in the world has national symbols including national animal, national flower, motto, etc and Latvia is no exception.

In Latvia, Hockey is considered as a national sport, and it is a passion of many Latvian people. Riga Black Balsam is not only a traditional drink, but one of the national drink of Latvia. As poetry is a highly appreciated art, many poets like Not Declared represent a national Latvian symbol.

The country was founded by Kārlis Ulmanis. The current president of Latvia is Egils Levits and Krišjānis Kariņš is the Prime Minister.

In Latvia the power plugs and sockets are of type C, F. The standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz.

The Latvian national anthem was written by Kārlis Baumanis and composed by Kārlis Baumanis.

Country information

Official name(s) Republic of Latvia
Alternative name(s) Republic of Latvia (official, English)
Regional location Eastern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea, between Estonia and Lithuania
Country name etymology Unknown
Climate Maritime; wet, moderate winters
Terrain Low plain, grassland
Population 1,886,198
National Day 18 Nov 1918
Language(s) Latvian
Religion Christianity
Country code +371
Literacy rate 99.9%
Currency Euro
Capital city Riga
ISO LVA
Domain(TLD) .lv
Ethnicity Latvians, Russians, Belarusians
Head of government Prime Minister
Nationality Latvian
Driving side Drive on the Right-hand side
Date format dd/mm/yyyy
Total area 64,589 km2 (24,938 sq mi)
Timezone UTC+2 (EET)
Average elevation 87 m (285 ft)
Coastline 498 Km
Mains electricity 230 V
Emergency telephone numbers Emergency Telephone Numbers

Coat of arms

Flag map of Latvia

Flag map of Latvia

Motto of Latvia

Tēvzemei un Brīvībai - "For Fatherland and Freedom"

National animal of Latvia

The National animal of Latvia is White wagtail

National Animal of Latvia - White wagtail

National flower of Latvia

The National flower of Latvia is Daisy. Botanical name is Bellis Perennis.

National flower of Latvia - Daisy

National bird of Latvia

The National bird of Latvia is White wagtail

National bird of Latvia - White wagtail

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Latvian Proverbs - Popular quotes, proverbs and sayings.

There isn’t a just person without a sin.

A smart man always takes, a fool always gives.

Each sin has its consequences.

Even the horse is tired on the way to church.

The young ones dance as the old ones whistle.

Old love does not rust.

Give the devil a little finger and he will take the hand.

Dogs bark at the last.

The man needs the woman as the ship needs an anchor.

Once you’ve cut the bread, you cannot put it together again.

If you can’t use your eyes, follow your nose.

The quiet pig digs a deep hole.

A crow will not pick out the eyes of another crow.

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