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Riga, the capital of Latvia, is the pearl both of Latvia and the whole of the Baltics. Riga is included in the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage list. It is located in the central part of the country, on the south coast of the Gulf of Riga, at the mouth of our largest river Daugava. Riga is a home for more than 700,000 inhabitants and it is the largest city in the Baltic States.

Ventas Rumba

Ventas Rumba, the widest waterfall in Europe (249 meters), is located in Kuldīga.

Song and Dance Festival

There is one of the most noteworthy events in Latvia's cultural life is undeniably the Song and Dance Festival taking  place part once in five years since 1873. This is a major event which involvis thousands of participants from all over Latvia.


Latvia is rich of forests. It is cover over 44% of Latvia’s territory.

National flower

A daisy (leucanthemum vulgare) is the national flower of Latvia.


Latvia is variable, but always wonderful, because there is a real opportunity to enjoy all season - winter, spring, summer and autumn.

Baltic Sea

The Baltic Sea is one of the youngest seas in the world. Over one third of the 1 836 kilometer-long of total Latvian border runs along the Baltic Sea.


One of traditional Latvian holidays is Midsummer night on 23rd June. People come together, light the fires, sing folk songs, dance, eat specially made cheese, meat pies and drink beer, and jump over the fire.


The Amber is another national symbol of Latvia. The Baltic Sea washes pieces of amber out on the beaches mainly in the Western shores of Kurzeme during heavy storms.


White wagtail (Motacilla alba) is the Latvian national bird.