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SIGHTSEEING :: Riga City Tour

Riga City Tour - audio - guide Riga city sightseeing. Hop on hop off all day. Come and enjo sightseeing on both sides of the Daugava River in Riga on red double - decker busses. The excursion ticket is valid for 48 hours and during that time you can get on or off the bus as many times as you wish. The hop-om hop-off service offers a flexible opportunity to get to know historic and present day Ri...

SIGHTSEEING :: Lāči Bakery

Become a Baker of rye bread! Exciting enertainment and recreation possibilities in Lāči Bakery. An excellent chance to see and learn the secrets of baking real Latvian rye bread. • Bakery tour - baker expedition with the opportunity to bake your own loaf of bread or make some Lāči cookies;• Traditional Latvian style entertainment including a folk group entertainment;• Traditio...

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About Latvia

«Latvia», officially the Republic of Latvia is a country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. It is bordered to the north by Estonia (343 km), to the south by Lithuania (588 km), to the east by the Russian Federation (276 km), and to the southeast by Belarus (141 km). Across the Baltic Sea to the west lies Sweden. The territory of Latvia covers 64,589 km2 (24,938 sq mi) and it has a temperate seasonal climate.

The Latvians are Baltic people culturally related to the Estonians and Lithuanians, with the Latvian language having many similarities with Lithuanian, but not with the Estonian language. Today the Latvian and Lithuanian languages are the only surviving members of the Baltic languages of the Indo-European family. The modern name of Latvia is thought to originate from the ancient Latvian name Latvji, which, like the name of Lithuania, may have originated from the river named Latuva.

Latvia is a unitary parliamentary republic and is divided into 118 municipalities (109 novadi and 9 cities). The capital and largest city is Riga. Latvia has been a member of the United Nations since September 17, 1991; of the European Union since May 1, 2004 and of the NATO since March 29, 2004.