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Atlas of Latvia

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Latvia

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Latvija

Latviešu Latvija - Latvijas Republika

Latvijas Republika ir neatkarīga un suverēna republika Eiropas ziemeļaustrumos, viena no trijām Baltijas valstīm Baltijas jūras austrumu krastā. Latvija robežojas ar Igauniju ziemeļos, Krieviju austrumos, Baltkrieviju dienvidaustrumos un Lietuvu dienvidos. (Sīkāk skat. Latvijas robežas). 2004. gada 29. martā Latvija kļuva par NATO dalībvalsti, bet 2004. gada 1. maijā - par Eiropas Savienības dalībvalsti.

Русский Латвия - Латвийская Республика[1]

Латвийская Республика – прибалтийское государство, столица – г. Рига (721 тыс., 2006). Географически, в зависмости от контекста, относится как к Восточной, так и Северной Европе.

Līvõ kēļ Leţmō - um mō Eirōpõs, Vālda mier jūr. Kilgs um Ēstimō, Krīevõmō, Vāldakrīevõmō ja Leišmō. Sin teritōrij um 64 589 km², Leţmōl jelāb 2 258 400 rovštõ (2009. āigast aprils). Leţmō pǟjālgab um Rīgõ.
Latgalīšu volūda Latveja -vaļsteiba Europā pi Baļtejis jiurys. Golvysmīsts — Reiga.
Other languages Deutsch: Lettland - ist ein Staat in Nordeuropa, im Zentrum des Baltikums gelegen. Es grenzt im Süden an Litauen, im Südosten an Weißrussland, im Osten an Russland, im Norden an Estland und im Westen an die Ostsee.
English Latvia - Republic of Latvia

The Republic of Latvia is a country in Northern Europe. Latvia shares land borders with two fellow Baltic states – ► Estonia to the north and ► Lithuania to the south – and both ► Russia and ► Belarus to the east. In the west, Latvia shares a maritime border with ► Sweden. The capital of Latvia is Riga (Latvian: Rīga). Latvia has been a member state of the European Union since May 1, 2004.


Short name  Latvia
Official  name Republic of Latvia
Status Independent country since 1991, member of the ► European Union since 2004.
Location North Europe
Capital Rīga
Population 2,291,000 inhabitants
Area 64,589 km²
Major  languages Latvian (official), Russian (non-official)
Major  religions Protestantism, Catholicism, Russian Orthodoxy
More information Latvia, Geography of Latvia, History of Latvia and Politics of Latvia
More  images Latvia - Latvia (Category).

General maps

Lg-map.png Karte Latvija
Карта Латвии
Map of Latvia
Latvia 1998 CIA map.jpg
Latvija fizGeogr.jpg Fiziskās ģeogrāfiskās kartes
Физико-географическая карта
Physical geography map
Baltic Sea map.png Latvija un Baltijas jūras
Латвии и Балтийского моря
Latvia and the Baltic Sea

Maps of divisions

This section holds maps of the administrative divisions.

Latvian regions and latvians.png Vēsturiskajiem novadiem
Исторические регионы
Historical regions
Latvia districts named.png Latvijas rajoni
Districts of Latvia
Latvia local governments.png Lv. Latvijas administratīvais iedalījums
Ru. Административное деление Латвии
Ltg. Latvejis administrativais teritoriskais dalejums
En. Subdivisions of Latvia
De. Verwaltungsgliederung Lettlands
Latvia districts named.svg
Административное деление Латвии
Subdivisions of Latvia
Verwaltungsgliederung Lettlands

History maps

This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day Latvia, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day Latvia.

Baltic Tribes c 1200.svg Baltu cilšu ap 1200.
Балтийские племена около 1200.
Baltic Tribes around AD 1200.
Baltischen Stämme um 1200.
Medieval Livonia 1260.svg Livonija
Терра Мариана, 1260.
The Medieval Livonia in 1260.
Alt-Livland
Teutonic state 1250.png Государство Тевтонского ордена 1225-1250
The Monastic state of the Teutonic Knights 1225-1250
Staat des Deutschen Ordens 1225-1250
Teutonic state 1455.png Государство Тевтонского ордена 1308–1455
The Monastic state of the Teutonic Knights 1308–1455
Staat des Deutschen Ordens 1308–1455
Teutonic state 1466.png Государство Тевтонского ордена 1466
The Monastic state of the Teutonic Knights 1466
Staat des Deutschen Ordens 1466
Polish-Lithuanian commonwealth 1619 map.png Livonija un Kurzeme 1619
Лифляндии и Курляндии в 1619 году
Livonia and Courland in 1619
Livland und Kurland im Jahre 1619
Scandinavia 1645.gif Lettland under svenskt styre
Latvia under Swedish occupation in 1646 (Treaty of Brömsebro)
Scandinavia 1658.gif Sweden incl. Latvia in 1658 (Treaty of Roskilde)
Duchy of Courland & Semigallia 1740.svg Duchy of Courland and Semigallia in 1740, part of the Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth
Russia Empire 1800-1900.PNG Krievijas impērija
Российская Империя
Russian Empire
Imperio Ruso.PNG Krievijas impērija, 1866
Российская Империя, 1866
The Russian Empire in 1866
Meyers b14 s0080a.jpg History of the Russian Empire (in German)
Russia ethnic.JPG Ethnic map of European Russia before the First World War (in French)
Russmap in 1913.png Russia in 1912
Russian civil war West 1918-20.png Russian Civil War
Rzeczpospolita 1922.png Independent Latvia in 1920
LocationUSSR.png In 1940 Latvia is annexed by the Soviet Union. Location of the USSR
USSR Republics Numbered Alphabetically.png The republics of the USSR
SovietUnionLatvia.png Latvia in the USSR
SovietEvolution.png Evolution of the Soviet Union
[[|border|251x400px]] Map of the 1974 geographic location of various ethnic groups within the Soviet Union
Soviet Union Administrative Divisions 1989.jpg Soviet Union administrative divisions, 1989

Old maps

This section holds copies of original general maps more than 70 years old.

Livland 15jh.png Livonia, as shown in a 15th century map.
LIVONIA vulgo Lyefland-Joan Blaeu, 1662.jpg Livonia, Estonia and Courland in 1662 by Joan Blaeu.
Ducatuum Livoniae et Curlandiae Nova Tabula, 1705.jpg Livonia and Courland in 1705 by Frederik de Wit

Other maps

Flag-map of Latvia.svg Map of Latvia in the colors of the Flag of Latvia.

Satellite maps

Satellite image of Latvia in March 2003.jpg Satellite map

Notes and references

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  1. Romanization of Russian according to the BGN/PCGN standard: Latviya - Latviyskaya Respublika''. Another used romanization is the ISO 9 standard.

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