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Latvia Flag The Republic of Latvia (Latvian: Latvijas Republika) is a country in northern Europe. It shares land borders with Belarus, Estonia, Lithuania, and the Russian Federation, as well as having a coastline on the Baltic Sea.

As of 2009, the population of Lativa was estimated as being 2,231,503. The country's capital and largest city is Riga, which as of 2010, had an estimated population of 709,145 in the city itself, and a total population of 1,098,523 in the combined city and metropolitan area.

Latvia Country Details


Country Name Latvia
Political Status Country
Geographic Location Eastern Europe
Flag Latvia Flag
Principal Language Latvian
Capital Riga


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Lonely Planet Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet & Hugh McNaughtan

Lonely Planet
Paperback (448 pages)

Lonely Planet Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Soak up history in Estonia's Old Towns, enjoy a midsummer bonfire and beer in Lithuania and take a traditional sauna and spa in Latvia; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania and begin your journey now!

Inside the Lonely Planet Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania Travel Guide:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, people, landscape, architecture, greetings, etiquette
  • Over 70 maps
  • Covers Estonia, Tallinn, Lahemaa National Park, Rakvere, Narva, Tartu, Valga, Muhu, Saaremaa, Helsinki, Latvia, R?ga, Kurzeme, J?rmala, Kemeri National Park, Talsi, Lithuania, Vilnius, Paneriai, Trakai, Kalingrad and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania, our most comprehensive guide to the region, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet Eastern Europe for a comprehensive look at all these countries have to offer

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards winner in Favorite Travel Guide category for 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania
By DK

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2015-08-04
Paperback (432 pages)

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: the most maps, photography, and illustrations of any guide.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania is your in-depth guide to the very best of this region.

Make your trip to the Baltic States an unforgettable cultural experience with our DK Eyewitness Travel Guide to Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. From top restaurants, bars, and clubs to stand-out scenic sites and walks, our insider tips are sure to make your trip outstanding. Whether you're looking for unique and interesting shops and markets, or seeking the best venues for music and nightlife, we have entertainment and hotel recommendations for every budget covered in our Eyewitness Travel Guide.

Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania

  • Detailed itineraries and "don't miss" destination highlights at a glance.
  • Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights.
  • Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums.
  • Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area.
  • Area maps marked with sights.
  • Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights.
  • Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations.

With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania truly shows you this region as no one else can.

Latvia (Bradt Travel Guide)
By Stephen Baister

Brand: Bradt Travel Guides
Paperback (256 pages)

Latvia (Bradt Travel Guide)
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Touring the peaceful countryside and historic towns of Latvia is made simple with this guide. Travelers will benefit from advice on how to reach long, sandy beaches and quaint provincial villages, as well as a mass of practical information. Fascinating insights into Latvian folklore, customs, language and cuisine are provided to intrigue the curious browser and provide food for thought for travelers during their journey.

Insight Guides: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania
By Insight Guides

Insight Guides
Paperback (384 pages)

Insight Guides: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania
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Insight Guides: Inspiring your next adventure

Good to look at and easily assimilated, with cultural attractions and some good bars and restaurants, it is not surprising that the Baltic States have become popular short-break destinations. Be inspired to visit by the new, thoroughly revised edition of Insight Guide Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, a comprehensive full-color guide to the Baltic States.

Inside Insight Guide Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania:
  • A fully-overhauled edition.
  • Stunning, specially-commissioned photography that brings the three distinct countries and their people to life.
  • Highlights of the countries’ top attractions in our Best of the Baltic States, including Estonia's fairytale Tallinn with cobblestones, Lutheran church spires and any excuse for a song; Latvia's busy Riga, with guildhalls, an impressive Gothic cathedral and a great market in former Zeppelin hangars; and Lithuania's baroque Vilnius, where there is an emphasis on art and a background of Catholic shrines.
  • Descriptive region-by-region accounts cover each of the three countries, starting from their bustling, culture-filled capitals.
  • Detailed, high-quality maps throughout will help you get around and travel tips give you all the essential information for planning a memorable trip, including our independent selection of the best restaurants.
  • Free app for every customer.


About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years’ experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-color print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travelers’ needs. Insight Guides’ unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania
By Jonathan Bousfield & Howard Jarvis

Brand: DK Travel
Released: 2013-05-20
Paperback (432 pages)

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania is your indispensable guide to this beautiful part of the world. The fully updated guide includes unique illustrated cutaways, floor plans, and reconstructions of the must-see sights, plus street-by-street maps of cities and towns.

DK's insider travel tips and essential local information will help you discover these destinations region-by-region, from local festivals and markets to day trips around the countryside. Detailed listings will guide you to hotels, restaurants, bars, and shops for all budgets, while practical information will help you to get around by train, bus, or car.

With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania truly shows you around these gorgeous destinations as no one else can.

Lonely Planet Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet, Mark Baker & Simon Richmond

Lonely Planet
Paperback (440 pages)

Lonely Planet Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore the markets of Tallinn's fairy-tale Old Town, experience the pagan rituals of midsummer's eve, or feel the sea breezes at Curonian Spit; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania Travel Guide:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips save you time and money and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including customs, history, art, literature, cinema, music, dance, theatre, architecture, politics, and cuisine
  • Over 70 local maps
  • Useful features - including What's New, Month-by-Month (annual festival calendar), and Travel With Children
  • Coverage of Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius, Parnu, Tartu, Viljandi, Muhu, Tukums, Bauska, Vidzeme, Daugavpils, Kaunas, Klaipeda, Moletai, Talsi, Utena, Palanga, Radviliskis, Kaliningrad, Helsinki, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania, our most comprehensive guide to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled.

  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Eastern Europe guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Brandon Presser, Mark Baker, Peter Dragicevich, Simon Richmond, and Andy Symington.

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)

Baltic States/Estonia/Latvia/Lithuania Map (Marco Polo Maps)
By Marco Polo

Marco Polo Travel Publishing, Ltd.
Released: 2014-01-08
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Marco Polo maps feature completely up-to-date, digitally generated mapping. The high quality cartography with distance indicators and scale converters aid route planning. The extensive coverage of the maps enables travellers to cross country boundaries with the same map. A fold-out overview map is ideal for route planning and 7 self-adhesive Marco Polo mark-it stickers can be used to pin-point a destination or route for future reference. Scenic routes and places of interest are highlighted - ideal for touring holidays. The maps also contain a comprehensive index and inset street plans of major cities.

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