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Coat of arms of Latvia

Latvia, officially the Republic of Latvia (Latvian: Latvijas Republika), is a country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe, one of the three Baltic states. It is bordered by Estonia, Lithuania, Russia, Belarus and by a maritime border to the west with Sweden. The country has a temperate seasonal climate.

Latvia is a democratic parliamentary republic established in 1918. The capital city is Riga, the European Capital of Culture 2014. Latvian is the official language. There are five planning regions: Kurzeme, Latgale, Riga, Vidzeme and Zemgale. Latvians and Livs are the indigenous people of Latvia. Despite foreign rule from the 13th to 20th centuries, the Latvian nation maintained its identity throughout the generations via the language and musical traditions. Latvia and Estonia share a long common history. Latvia is historically predominantly Protestant Lutheran, except for the Latgale region in the southeast, which has historically been predominantly Roman Catholic.

All galleries listed below are shot in this country and stand here in alphabetical order.

Almost all images from these galleries are available in high resolution except for a few from years 2005 and 2006. Please contact me in case you would like to license any of the images. The private use is free for everyone.

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