Latvia, Europe

Nicole Carvalho

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General Information

Latvia is a European country began in 1991, broken up from the Soviet Union, although, the Latvia territory was first claimed in 1918. It's quite a small country, with a population of around 1.9 million people as of 2016.

Government

Latvia is a parliamentary republic, has a prime minister and president, and has the Cabinet of ministers, a group that meets when something is happening that is genuinely worth talking about. The current Prime Minister of the Republic of Latvia is Ms. Laimdota Straujuma who took office on January 22, 2014.

Geography

Latvia sits on the Eastern shoreline of the Baltic Sea, between Lithuania and Estonia. It's very flat, with not very much elevation change throughout the country, with it's highest point being 325 ft. (87m) from sea level.

Random Facts

  • Latvia was one of the first countries to allow women to vote, starting in 1920.
  • Latvia was once part of the Soviet Union, but broke apart in 1991.
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