Tag Archives: Latvia

According to topschoolsintheusa.com, Latvia is a small country located in Northern Europe, bordered by Estonia to the north, Lithuania to the south and Belarus and Russia to the east. The total population of Latvia is 1.9 million people with Latvian being the official language, although Russian is widely spoken as a second language. The geography of Latvia consists mostly of flat plains with some hills in the eastern parts of the country. The highest point in Latvia is Gaiziņš at 312 meters above sea level while some of its largest rivers include Daugava, Lielupe and Gauja River. Additionally, there are several national parks and nature reserves located throughout the country that provide habitats for endangered species such as Eurasian lynx and European mink among others. Latvia’s educational system follows a three-tiered structure consisting of primary school (ages 6 – 10 years old), secondary school (ages 11 – 15 years old) and higher education (ages 16+). Primary school education is free for all students while secondary school tuition fees vary depending on the type of institution attended. Higher education can be pursued at universities located primarily in major cities such as Riga where students can study a wide range of disciplines including business administration, engineering and medicine among others. Furthermore, there are several scholarship programs available to help students from low-income backgrounds attend university at no cost or reduced cost tuition fees. Additionally, technical training centers have been established throughout much of the country to provide alternative educational opportunities to those who may not be able to attend university due to financial or geographical constraints. See searchforpublicschools for Latvia Overview.

Latvia Modern History

Latvia is a country located in Northern Europe. With the capital city of Riga, Latvia has a population of 1,886,209 based on a recent census from COUNTRYAAH. The Soviet era brought a severe political repression. When it eased in the 1980s, a people front was formed that demanded independence, multi-party systems and market economy. In… Read More »

Latvia Healthcare and Money

Health care Vaccinations Vaccination needed receipt required Eat Drink malaria no – typhus no – cholera no yellow fever no Overview The medical care does not correspond to German standards. The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) is valid for nationals of EU and EFTA countries. The EHIC regulates care and reimbursement of costs in the… Read More »

Latvia General Information

Latvia will undoubtedly appeal to those who like to wander among the architectural monuments of the Middle Ages, appreciate untouched nature and a comfortable stay at the sea. Tourists are attracted by the low prices of the Baltic resorts, the romance of the Riga seaside and musical events in Jurmala. According to itypejob.com, Riga is the… Read More »

Latvia Society and Culture

Social development Until its independence on September 6, 1991, Latvia was integrated into the welfare and social security system in force in the remaining republics of the former Soviet Union. In other words, citizens enjoyed extensive social coverage that included medical assistance, unemployment insurance, pensions for disability and work accidents, study and training grants and, above all, job… Read More »

Emigration to Latvia

Area: 64,589 km² Residents: 1,934,379 (January 2019) Population density: 30 E / km² Form of Government: parliamentary republic System of Government: parliamentary democracy Neighboring countries: Estonia, Russia , Belarus, Lithuania Capital: Riga National language: Latvian Religions: Evangelical-Lutheran, Roman- Catholic, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Muslims Currency: Euro Telephone area code: +371 Time zone: UTC + 2 EET UTC + 3 EESZ (March – Oct) In 2020, 140 Germans officially emigrated… Read More »