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  Latvia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Known originally as Livonia, the area that now constitutes Latvia was under the influence of the German Sword Brethren (Schwertbrüder) from the 13th century onward until the 16th century, when the institution of Livonia was terminated and sold by the local aristocracy to Poland.
There are also Jews (9883 in 2005) in Latvia who are now mainly a remainder from the Soviet Union, as during World War II the Jewish Community (according to the last official census in 1935 there were 93,479 Jews in the country, or approximately 5% of the total population) was annihilated.
The current ethnic mix of the population of Latvia is largely the result of massive immigration during the years of the Soviet occupation, which resulted in a decline of the share of ethnic Latvians from 77% (1,467,035) in 1935 to 52% (1,387,757) in 1989.
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 Holidays in Latvia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
The convocation of the constitutional assembly in 1920 also falls on May 1 and is also celebrated on this day.
On May 4 in 1990, Latvia proclaimed its independence from USSR, and restoration of the Republic of Latvia.
The independence of Latvia was proclaimed on this day in 1918.
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 Latvia biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
The Republic of Latvia (Latvian: Latvijas Republika), or Latvia (Latvian: Latvija), is a republic in Northeastern Europe.
Bordering the Baltic Sea, Latvia is known as one of the Baltic States, together with Estonia and Lithuania, which border the nation in the north and south, respectively.
Latvia's transitional economy recovered from the 1998 Russian financial crisis, largely due to the previous government's budget stringency and a gradual reorientation of exports toward EU countries, lessening Latvia's trade dependency on Russia.
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 Latvia holidays, tailor made. World's best responsible & ecotourism holidays
Latvia is located on the eastern shores of the Baltic Sea, and is the middle country of the Baltic States.
Latvia is blessed with over 300 miles of beautiful coastline, which varies from white sand dunes to a rocky shore.
When Latvia first gained independence in 1918, after centuries of Russian, German and Swedish occupation, the government began a large scale renovation project and used the palace as a rehabilitation centre for patients with respiratory and heart disease.
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 Latvia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
The Republic of Latvia (Latvian: Latvijas Republika), or Latvia (Latvian: Latvija), is a country in Northern Europe.
Known for the most part as Livonia, the area that now constitutes Latvia was under the influence of the German Sword Brethren from the 13th century onward.
The ethnic mix of the population of Latvia is largely the result of massive immigration during the years of Soviet occupation, which resulted in a decline of the share of ethnic Latvians from around 80% in 1935 to 52% in 1989.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/L/Latvia.htm   (971 words)

  
 Latvia - Gurupedia
The Republic of Latvia is a republic in Northeastern Europe.
Baltic Sea, Latvia is known as one of the Baltic States, together with Estonia and Lithuania, which border the nation in the north and south, respectively.
Latvia officially joined the World Trade Organisation in February 1999 and the European Union in May 2004.
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 Latvia's National Holidays and Remembrance Days   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
Convocation of the Constituent Assembly of the Republic of Latvia;
On May 4, 1990 the Supreme Soviet of the Latvian SSR (the highest legislative institution in occupied Latvia) passed a Declaration on the Restoration of Independence of the Republic of Latvia and instituted a transitional period until full independence was regained.
On August 21 the Supreme Council (parliament) of the Republic of Latvia declared that the Constitution of the Republic of Latvia, as passed on 15 February, 922, was restored in full.
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 LATVIA FACTS AND INFORMATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
Latvia became a full-fledged member of the European_Union on May_1, 2004.
Latvia is a NATO member since March_29, 2004.
Latvia is historically and culturally divided in four or five distinct regions, see regions_of_Latvia.
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 Latvia
When Latvia regained its independence in August of 1991, there were a several reforms carried out in the education system.
Latvia has comprehensive school system under which children are required to attend school from the age of 7 to 16.
The longest river in Latvia is Gauja - 452 km.
www.tvnet.lv /guide2latvia/faq   (1486 words)

  
 Latvia. Volunteering in Latvia. World's best responsible & ecotourism holidays
Latvia is a country with lots to offer, there is plenty of off the beaten track to explore, as well as Riga, the countries capital.
Lake Pape is located in south western Latvia, within the Liepaja region, on the coast of the Baltic Sea.
WWF Latvia are working to restore the natural ecosystem, including all natural ecological processes, to turn the area into a true wilderness of international status.
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 The world's top Holidays websites   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
A holiday is day set aside by a nation or culture (in some cases, multiple nations and cultures) typically for celebration but sometimes for some other kind of special culture-wide (or national) observation or activity.
A public holiday or legal holiday is a holiday endorsed by the state.
Public holidays can be either religious, in which case they reflect the dominant religion in a country, or secular, in which case they are usually political or historical in character.
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Latvia is fairly safe as far as your health is concerned- if you stick to habitations.
Latvia’s medical facilities may not be as efficient as those in the West, but they’re good enough.
Latvia has diplomatic relations with nearly a hundred countries, and all of them have their diplomatic missions in the capital, Riga.
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 Latvia Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
Known for the most part as Livonia, the area that now constitutes Latvia was under the influence of the German Sword Brethren from the 13th century onward untill 16th century the institution of Livonia was terminated and sold out by local aristocracy to Poland.
During several wars diferent regions of Latvia were occupied by Poland, Sweden and Russia.
However, in the 18th, during Northen war and later during the dividing of Poland, Russia gained control over Latvia and neighbouring regions.
www.variedtastes.com /encyclopedia/Latvia   (1493 words)

  
 Latvian Holidays Tourist Information - Patricia LTD Tourist Office Riga Latvia
Latvia is one of Northern Europe's most exciting places hidden away from the world's view for over half a century by the Soviet occupation.
Prior to the occupation, Latvia was one of the most dynamic parts of Europe with exciting possibilities.
There is a lot to do and see in Latvia from the untouched nature to the historic buildings dating back to the days of the great trading in the Hanseatic League.
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 Embassy of Latvia -- Washington, DC
Embassy of Latvia -- Washington, DC Latvia's President Vaira Vike-Freiberga greets American President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush in Riga on May 6, 2005 (photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia).
Latvia is a Baltic country in Northern Europe.
Riga, the capital of Latvia, celebrated its 800th birthday in 2001.
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 Holidays in Latvia
Riga, the capital of Latvia, is the largest and most cosmopolitan of the three Baltic capitals but very few people even know where the country is situated.
After decades of isolation as part of the Soviet Union, Latvia finally gained independence in 1991 and since then it has built on the natural energy of its people to establish a western-facing democracy and put the country on the tourist map.
Riga celebrated its 800th year in 2001 - the restoration work on the Old Town has enhanced an already unique area and life has been injected with the arrival of many street cafés.
www.regent-holidays.co.uk /Latvia.htm   (178 words)

  
 Holidays in latvia - UK directory of travel related resources and services.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
Holidays in latvia - UK directory of travel related resources and services.
Latvia is a great place for coastal or country holidays.
holidays are before you travel to a country as the majority of businesses, banks and shops usually shut for the day.
www.etraveldirectory.co.uk /Holidays-in-latvia.php   (806 words)

  
 Latvia Travel Guide - Latvia Holidays
A small, flat country nestled between its neighbours Estonia and Lithuania on the Baltic Sea, Latvia is a country whose picturesque towns and ancient cities are set within a landscape of plains, lakes, forests and river valleys, and where fishing villages interrupt the dramatic coastline that is interspersed with white sandy beaches.
The Latvian capital is an obvious tourist destination and is the largest city in the Baltic states, a major port that is home to almost half the country's population.
Those keen on the outdoors will enjoy the natural surroundings in the Latgale region, the Land of Blue Lakes; the coastal landscape of the Kurzeme region, where deserted beaches stretch for miles; and the coastline and hilly scenery of the northern Vidzeme region, which also is home to Sigulda, the country's downhill skiing area.
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 Holidays and Travel in later life - LATVIA
Although long weekend tours are the most organised and inclusive style of holiday, there's usually free time for going your own way.
When Latvia was still Soviet occupied, the Riga Ballet School ranked as Number Three in the Soviet Union after the Kirov and the Bolshoi.
Latvia's currency is called the Lat, worth about £1, and divided into santims.
www.laterlife.co.uk /travel/laterlife-latvia.htm   (1038 words)

  
 Travel to Latvia
Latvia is one of the East European country.
Latvia have very beautiful nature therfore it is great place where you can spend your holiday.
Latvia is divided in four regions Vidzeme, Kurzeme, Latgale and Zemgale.
latviatravel.freeservers.com   (312 words)

  
 Outdoor holidays in latvia and latvia holidays in europe
Outdoor holidays in latvia and latvia holidays in europe
When looking for a cheap holiday to latvia it can be hard to find or expensive, that is why our pre-booking holidays service will leave you to enjoy your holiday in latvia.
It is essential that you know the exact details of your holiday before you leave for latvia and you can do this from the comfort of your own home with simple pre-bookable holidays from Outdoor Holidays.
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Once upon a-not-so-long-ago time, the mighty Russian Empire swallowed up Latvia, one of the many small countries of East Europe.
Latvia is only just emerging from the shadow of big brother, the erstwhile USSR and tasting independence with the collapse of communism.
The country became a republic in 1994 and things have begun to change; today, life is more relaxed and free in Latvia.
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 Holidays in Latvia! Want to spend holidays in Latvia? Okay!
If you are willing to spend longer time in Latvia, then the basic living expenses can add up to 500$-600$/per month.
We are always glad to hear from you, so please, if you have any questions regarding this website or Latvia, use the form at the bottom of start page.
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 Baltic holidays to Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, Baltic Travel
Baltic holidays - The capitals of Riga, Vilnius and Tallinn have something for everyone, from world class opera and stunning architecture to trendy cafes and a lively nightlife.
As travel experts to the Baltics, we use our in depth knowldege of the region to tailor holidays in Latvia, Lithuania or Estonia to match our customers' needs.  Whether you are making an individual or group booking, we guarantee you our full attention and a high service standard.
Soak in the holiday spirit with a 4* break to Tallinn from £335.
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 latvia.ca - Latvia Country   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
Tours of Latvia and the Baltics from Scantours, a leading tour operator for Northern Europe.
RIGA, October 26 (Itar-Tass) --Russian businessman Boris Berezovsky has been put in Latvia on the list of the people, whose arrival is not welcome in that country.
Latvia?s leadership has awakened and smelled the proverbial coffee.
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 Visit Latvia
Every person at least 18 years old is entitled to bring in 1 liter or 1 unit (should not exceed 3 liters) of alcoholic drinks and 200 cigarettes or 20 cigars or 200 grams tobacco.
Check the schedules of airlines, trains and buses connecting Riga, the capital of Latvia, to foreign cities.
Latvia is not an expensive country for Western tourists.
www.tvnet.lv /guide2latvia/touristInfo   (483 words)

  
 Latvia order free holiday brochures, find holiday companies and web sites
Regent Holidays are specialists for unusual destinations and their cities brochure is no exception.
Latvia’s coastline, national parks and wide range of recreational activities make it an ideal place for a family holiday.
We offer a wide range of holidays, from city and spa breaks to family holidays in the country or by the coast, but if you have special interests/needs, we can tailor a holiday especially for you.
www.holidaywizard.co.uk /countries/Latvia   (639 words)

  
 Bales Worldwide Holidays - Europe - Latvia
With it's rich history and graceful cities, this country is emerging as one of the most interesting new tourist destinations in the Western World, and we invite you to join us in an in-depth exploration of the many and often unexpected attractions of this fascinating region.
The climate in Latvia is temperate, with the best time to visit being from May to September.
The republics of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, located on the edge of the Baltic Sea, with their...
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 Latvia Riga
Latvia as member of European Union have very attractive pricing structure, that do interest a lot of tourists.
Latvia since 1st May, 2004 is a legal member of European Union (EU).
Latvia is one of those countries you have to visit as soon as possible, becouse later it will be changed in a dramatical way - it will be like a majority of EU countries, so it is realy good time to come and visit Latvia right now!
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 Active Holidays >> Activity Weekends >> Stag Weekends >> Incentives >> Lithuania > Latvia ...
Latvia is a country rich in history, tradition and natural beauty.
We have the perfect location for your stag weekend abroad - Active Holidays has fully inclusive stag weekend abroad packages catering for stag and also hen weekends in Riga in Latvia.
Active Holidays invites rugby and football teams to come over and pit their wits against local sides with specially tailored packages offering a mix of sporting and leisure activities also carters for Stag weekend activity.
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 Riga, Seaside & Sigulda, Latvia
Riga, Seaside and Sigulda in Latvia from Regent Holidays
Jurmala is a group of neighbourhoods stretching along the Baltic Sea, with Majori as the most important centre.
Sigulda, often referred to as "the Switzerland of Latvia", is located 53km away from Riga, in the picturesque valley of the Gauja River.
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