Latvia Overview
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Latvia Overview

GENERAL Official name of the state Republic of Latvia. Capital Riga. Geography According to a2zgov, Latvia is a Baltic state, it lies on the Baltic Sea and borders Estonia in the north, Lithuania in the south, the Russian Federation in the east and Belarus in the southeast. 43% of the country’s area is forested. There […]

Latvia Economy
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Latvia Economy and Communication

ECONOMY Business etiquette Business cards are usually exchanged and appointments should be made in advance. According to areacodesexplorer, business in Latvia is done in a formal manner. A business outfit is expected. A suit for men, a costume for women. Modern companies prefer a more casual outfit. At the beginning of the meeting people shake […]

Eating in Latvia
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Shopping and Eating in Latvia

SHOP Overview The local amber is of good quality. Inexpensive imitations are also often available. The coastal town of Liepājas is known for its amber jewelers, who process the popular amber into modern pieces of jewelry. Other popular souvenirs are handicrafts (including wicker baskets and pottery) and linen textiles. Latvian beer, Riga’s Black Balsam (dark […]

Latvia Religion
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Latvia Religion

Catholics and Protestants dominate the Latvians, while the Russian-speaking minority belongs to the Russian Orthodox Church. There are a few thousand Jews in Latvia, most in Riga. The Baltic people were among the last in Europe to be Christianized. In the ancient Baltics, the way of Zemé (Mother Earth) was worshiped as a divine being […]