General

Summary

Independent republic in north east Europe with a Baltic Sea border. Also bordered by Russia to the east, Estonia to the north, and Lithuania and Belarus to the south. Member of the EU and NATO.

Language(s)

The official language is Latvian.

International Direct Dialling Code

00 371

International Country Code

LV

Cities

Capital: Riga

Principal Ports

Riga, Ventspils, Liepaja

Weights and Measures

Metric system

Electricity Supply

230V, 50Hz

Currency

The euro.

Journey Planning

Time

Two hours ahead of GMT (two hours ahead of BST).

Circulation

EU standard requirements apply.

Authorisations, Taxes and Tolls

EU standard requirements apply.

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