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Welcome to Our Country

Latvia is one of Europe’s great “get away from it all” discoveries. With 12,310 rivers and 3,000 lakes the country has many opportunities for boating and walking and just enjoying the outdoors. There are many small medieval towns, country castles, museums and folk parks to be visited.

Check out Riga, a city that has come to life again since the end of Soviet occupation. Superb architecture, from the medieval to the Art Nouveau, an old city that rivals Prague, operas and concerts, an active artistic life, smart shops and intimate restaurants, all testify to her being once again a major European capital.

 

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Country of Latvia

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Latvia in general http://www.latviatravel.info/country/

http://www.li.lv/en/?id=3

http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/lg.html

http://www.atlapedia.com/online/countries/latvia.htm

http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107706.html

http://flagspot.net/flags/lv.html

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/europe/latvia/

http://www.bartleby.com/151/138.html

Click for National Anthem

http://www.li.lv/en/?id=39

 

Official Latvia Statistics Agency http://www.csb.lv/avidus.cfm

 

Photographs http://www.latviaphoto.com/

 

Symbols  http://www.li.lv/en/?id=2

 

Geography  http://www.li.lv/en/?id=6

 

Situation http://www.freedomhouse.org/research/freeworld/2001/countryratings/latvia.htm

http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/lg.html

http://www.bartleby.com/65/la/Latvia.html

http://www.atlapedia.com/online/countries/latvia.htm

 

Rivers and lakes

Nature

http://www.li.lv/en/?id=27

http://www.paic.lv/English/2_3.html

http://www.vdc.lv/biodiv/ecosys/aqua/aqua.htm

http://www.baltic.ws/latvia/info.html

http://wwteam.delfi.lv/rivers.htm

 

Environment http://www.vdc.lv/NEPP/224.htm

http://www.lva.gov.lv/soe/2001_eng/udeni/eitro/upes.htm

http://peacecorps.mtu.edu/BalticR.htm

http://www.varam.gov.lv/vide/publik/3naz_zinj/Enod6.htm

http://www.vdc.lv/eng/

 

Climate http://www.latviatravel.info/weather/

 

Vegetation  http://www.varam.gov.lv/vide/publik/3naz_zinj/Enod6.htm

 

Nature http://www.li.lv/en/?id=27

http://www.geocities.com/aldis_puce/nature.html

http://www.vkmc.vdc.lv/soe96/Biodiv/nat_biod.html

 

History  http://www.latvia-usa.org/hisoflatbrie.html

http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107706.html

 

Population and culture  http://www.li.lv/en/?id=3

http://www.li.lv/en/?id=43

Language http://dictionary.tilde.lv/default1.htm

http://www.li.lv/en/?id=5

http://www.ethnologue.com/show_country.asp?name=Latvia

http://www.geocities.com/tuksnesis/valoda/valoda.html

http://www.codefusion.com/latvian/

http://ai1.mii.lu.lv/home1.htm

 

 

Folklore http://www.angelfire.com/al2/LatvianStuff/Earth26waterdeities.html

http://www.bol.ucla.edu/~elviss/piragi/folklore.html

 

Events and festivities

Pagan Festivals

 

 

 

 

 

Meteni

http://www.li.lv/en/?id=43

http://www.balticsww.com/eurovision.html

http://www.balticsww.com/eurovision_latvia_marie_n.htm

http://www.folklife.si.edu/festival98/latvia1.htm

http://www.latviansonline.com/reviews/rv020616kristapsons.shtml

http://www.lmuza.lv/en/default.asp?m=1&tab=2

http://www.latfilma.lv/0fest.html

http://portico.bl.uk/gabriel/treasures/country/Latvia/lv05.html

http://www.pagan.drak.net/wwcrew/festivals/meteni.html

http://www.pagan.drak.net/wwcrew/festivals.html

 

Holidays http://www.li.lv/en/?id=9

http://www.culture.lv/ligo-piebalga/en.htm

http://www.journeymart.com/tools/country/ctryLatvia.htm

http://www.latinst.lv/brief.htm#national_holiday

 

Gastronomy 

 

FOOD!

http://www.bol.ucla.edu/~elviss/piragi/

http://www.angelfire.com/al2/LatvianStuff/Cuisine.html

http://www.li.lv/en/?id=30

http://www.upword.com/bread/latvian.html

http://www.angelfire.com/in/sisterkathi/bread3.html

http://www.bol.ucla.edu/~elviss/piragi/preparation.html

http://www.latviatravel.info/fact/food/

 

Religion  http://www.lhmint.org/facts/latvia/

 

Society  http://www.li.lv/en/?id=13

 

Form of government http://www.bartleby.com/65/la/Latvia.html

http://www.saeima.lv/Saeima99Eng.htm

http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107706.html

http://www.polisci.com/world/nation/LG.htm

 

Education  http://www.li.lv/en/?id=13

 

Politics  http://www.freedomhouse.org/research/freeworld/2001/countryratings/latvia.htm

http://www.polisci.com/world/nation/LG.htm

http://www.baltictimes.com/

 

 Economy and tourism  http://www.li.lv/en/?id=11

http://www.russiannewsnetwork.com/econ-latvia.html

http://www.ncbuy.com/reference/country/lg-econ.html

 

General http://www.latviatourism.lv/celv/karte.php?chsmall=1

 

Agriculture http://www.cs.llu.lv/

http://europa.eu.int/comm/agriculture/external/enlarge/publi/countryrep/latvia.pdf

 

Industry http://www.lda.gov.lv/eng/

http://www.fao.org/Regional/SEUR/public4/Latvia.htm

http://www.russiannewsnetwork.com/econ-latvia.html

http://www.latviantimber.lv/latviantimber/lapas%20anglu/timberexport.htm

 

Services http://www.latviatravel.info/shopping/

http://www.virtualriga.com/prices.asp

 

Tourism  http://www.latviatourism.info

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/europe/latvia/

 

Customs regulations and Pets http://www.latviatourism.lv/defmenu/faq_7_en.php

http://store.yahoo.com/vestnieciba/reqtowdogand.html

 

Fishing http://www.fisheries.lv/English/fishing/fishing.html

http://www.vkmc.vdc.lv/soe96/Resources/fish_res.html

 

Fauna http://www.lva.gov.lv/soe/2001_eng/par/daba/fauna.htm

http://www.jurmala.lv/en/city/pa.stm

 

 Flora http://www.lubi.edu.lv/botanic/Literatura-en.htm

http://home.online.no/~cseke/Flora/flora-7.htm

 

 Nature reserves  http://www.li.lv/en/?id=27

 

Technology

 

http://www.li.lv/en/?id=4
Transportation http://www.transit.lv/en/tr_image/avtomap.gif

http://www.transit.lv/en/transp/tt-11.html#1

http://www.randburg.com/lv/index.html

http://www.workmall.com/wfb2001/latvia/latvia_transportation.html

http://www.balticsww.com/tourist/latvia/transportation.htm

http://travel.state.gov/latvia.html

http://222.latviatravel.com/


Tourist activities and places of interest in http://www.inyourpocket.com/latvia/en/
Riga http://tour.rigalatvia.net/what_to_see_riga.html

http://www.rigalatvia.net

http://www.rigaguide.com

http://www.latviatourism.lv/defmenu/ievads.php?raj_id=51

 

Vidzeme http://www.latviatourism.lv/defmenu/vidzeme_en.php

 

Kurzeme http://www.latviatourism.info/kuldiga/

http://www.latviatourism.lv/defmenu/kurzeme_en.php

 

Zemgale http://www.latviatourism.lv/defmenu/zemgale_en.php

 

Latgale  http://www.latviatourism.lv/defmenu/latgale_en.php

 

Jurmala http://www.jurmala.lv

http://www.latviatourism.lv/defmenu/ievads.php?raj_id=27

 

Internet Registration http://www.nic.lv/DNS/

 

Make a completely worked out trip from Latvia to neighboring countries http://www.shellgeostar.com/share/

http://www.eurolines.lv/en/index.php

http://www.eurolines.ee/eng/index.html

http://www.baltictravel.net/ferry/

 

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Video Tapes

Information

Printed Materials

There are two possibilities for video movies of Latvia:

There is a short 6 minute video on the Internet that you can download and play on the school computer. (needs sound & speakers)

http://www.li.lv/en/?id=42


We will provide a 23 minute video of Riga for free, all we ask is that you pay for the US$15 shipping cost by AIR POST from Latvia. 

To order, send a FAX to us on school letterhead stating that this will be for a school project. USA Toll Free 800-878-4260, UK Toll Free 0845-280-1665 or to 44-845-280-1665 in Europe. Provide  your email address and we will reply with a link to enter your credit card information for payment of the shipping charges. It takes 14 days by air post from Latvia.

Information on these videos and maps and other items that we sell may be found at: http://www.latviatravel.info/cart/map/


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