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City in Eastern Europe situated in the middle of the Baltic States. The capital city is Riga. Its national language is Latvian. Latvia is famous for having the largest Russian population of all three Baltic states, its beautiful women, artist Mark Rothko and DJ Lethal (born Leor Dimant) of House Of Pain and Limp Bizkit fame.
"Latvia? Is that a country or something?"
by TimFS October 24, 2004
 
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My beautiful motherland, although I'm Russian. Loooove its luxurious, transparent pine woods, deep black forest lakes, white summer nights, beautiful, modern people, elegant and sophisticated capital Riga. It's a blessing, to visit Riga, where my Mom lives...!!! Latvia is a secret, magic place.
by Ljolja September 14, 2003
 
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Latvia is a country in eastern europe bordering to Estonia, Lithuania, Belarussia and Russia.

It has 2.3 million inhabitants, where 1.6 million are Latvian and 600 000 Russians. About 500 000 Russians are without citizenship, since most of these do not want to learn Latvian, nor adapt to a new country with new rules.

Latvia has through history been annexed by numerous nations/states. Latvia claimed its first independence after the first world war (This was done without much sruggle, due to the collaps of Czar Russia).

In 1940 Latvia was seized by Soviet forces due to the Molotov-Ribbentrop treaty, which theoretically was to divide Europe in half.

1941, Germany launched operation barbarossa and occupied Latvia. About 150 000 Latvians fought in the german army, most of who were forced into it. The Second World War ended and so did Latvia's independence.

It was not until 1989 that Baltic freedom movements stirred up, mainly due to the Gorbechev era and its implementation of Parestroika and Glasnost throughout the regime. Latvia together with Estonia and Lithuania reclaimed their independence 1991.

Even though the Baltic states were considered the most developed countries in the Soviet Union hard years were to come. Latvias BNP declined until 1994 when it started rising, and it has since grown at a rate of about 5-7% per year. Corruption was a much bigger problem then it is today, although it is far from gone. Salaries compared with Western Europe and the USA remain low, and it is estimated that Latvia will reach western standards 2020.


Tevzemei un Brivibai!
What country is between Lithuania and Estonia called?

-Latvia
by Kaspars Baldzens February 04, 2004
 
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Latvia is the most beautiful state in the world!!!!
Latvia is the best place on the earth, it is paradise!
by ruSSiaisshit May 12, 2008
 
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A country in Northern Europe, one of the Baltic States. Larger than most of the European countries. It borders Sweden, Estonia, Lithuania and some Eastern European countries in the East. Also a member of the EU and NATO.

A place where untouched nature and vibrant urban environment perfectly blends together. Being the last European pagans, Latvians are proud of their ancient culture, including the native Latvian language - one of the oldest living languages in the world.

Latvia is one of the fastest growing economies in Europe with a high average income.

More than 60% of the population are ethnic Latvians, about 35% are Russian immigrants.
- Hi, Jānis, you are so smart and handsome. Where do you come from?
-Latvia
-Oh, that explains everything. Wanna have my slurpee?
by Saulvedis August 23, 2008
 
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Small country in Eastern Europe which poops on Russia all the time and Russia huffs and puffs only but cannot do anything about it.
Go Latvia!
by Tnsping October 16, 2003
 
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Latvian is a great person who lives in Latvia. Latvian is nice, friendly, handsome/beautiful, take care of his/her looks and inner soul. Latvian women are mesmerizing!!!
Latvia: Vaira Vike- Freiberga, Inguna Butane-model, Ernests Gulbis-tennis player,Leor Dimant-Limp Bizkit...
by pikachu76890 January 24, 2010
 
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This is where British chavs go for their stag parties. None of their mates ever get laid, because Latvian girls are way too classy for them. Also, there's more to Latvia than its quaint capital Riga.

The country has made huge progress in the past two decades. It's definitely one of the world's most agreeable places to live in!
- Where are you going?
- To Latvia.
- Cool! Are you flying AirBaltic?
- Sure. I've been boycotting effing Ryanair for ages.
by naali November 24, 2011