Where is Latvia?

Latvia is located in the Northern Europe region at latitude 56.879635 and longitude 24.603189 and is part of the European continent.

The DMS coordinates for the center of the country are:

  • 56° 52' 46.69'' N
  • 24° 36' 11.48'' E

You can see the location of Latvia on the world map below:

Pin showing Latvia on a map

Latvia Neighboring Countries

The neighboring countries of Latvia (LV) are:

  1. Belarus (BY)
  2. Estonia (EE)
  3. Lithuania (LT)
  4. Russian Federation (RU)

Maritime Borders

Latvia borders with the Baltic Sea.

Latvia Related Content

Latvia Key Facts

CoordinatesLatitude: 56.879635
Longitude: 24.603189
Country CodesAlpha 2: LV
Alpha 3: LVA
Country Flag Emoji🇱🇻
Int. Phone Prefix+371
Capital cityRiga
Northern Europe
Country Area64,589 sq km
Population 20211,883,162
World Rank: 147
Median Age43.6
Life expectancy73.6
Major languagesLatvian (official) 56.3%, Russian 33.8%, other 0.6% (includes Polish, Ukrainian, and Belarusian), unspecified 9.4% (2011 est.)
UTC/GMT TimeNumber of time zones: 1
  • UTC+02:00
Internet TLD.lv
Biggest AirportRiga International Airport (RIX)
Average temperature5.60 °C
42.08 °F
Administrative Divisions36 municipalities 7 state cities
Political systemParliamentary republic

Latvia Economy Facts

World Bank Income GroupHigh income
World Bank RegionEurope & Central Asia
CurrencyEuro (EUR)
GDP in 2020$33.6 (billions of USD)
World Rank: 96
GDP per capita in 2020$17,704
World Rank: 46
Major Industries / Economic SectorsManufacturing, services, agriculture, energy
Top 5 Import CountriesRussia, Germany, Lithuania, Poland, Sweden
Top 5 Export CountriesRussia, Sweden, Lithuania, Estonia, Germany

Biggest Cities in Latvia

Here are the largest cities in Latvia based on 2021 data:

City Population
Riga 614,618
Daugavpils 80,627
Liepaja 67,964
Jelgava 55,336
Jurmala 50,248
Ventspils 33,372
Rezekne 26,839
Ogre 22,978
Valmiera 22,971
Jekabpils 21,629

Map of Latvia with the Largest Cities

Other Countries in the Northern Europe Region