By: Nathan Dawes

Date joined the European Union

Latvia joined the European Union in 2004.

Was Latvia a founder of the European Union

No, the founders of the EU were Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.

Was Latvia apart of another country at any point

Yes, Latvia was apart of Russia in 1917. But after, they became an independent country.

Where is Latvia located

Latvia is near Russia and Belarus. A geographic feature near Latvia is the Baltic Sea.
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Freedom Monument

The freedom monument was built in the 20th century. It's 42 meters high!
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Jurmala Beach

This beach stretches 33 km. It's great for just a day of relaxing.

Government Type

The government type in Latvia is the Parliamentary republic.

3 interesting facts

Latvia is 44% forested

It has a large Russian population

The Latvian flag is one of the oldest ever