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Basic country information

  • US Library of Congress Country Study- Latvia (excellent starting point for learning about the country; includes facts-at-a-glance and sections on ethnicity, religion, and culture; early to modern history; geography, government, and the economy)
  • US Department of State Background Notes- Latvia (basic facts about Latvia: geography, population, history, economy, etc.)
  • Country Reports- Latvia (an online introduction to Latvia, with basic facts on its economy, defence, geography, government, history and people)
  • World Factbook- Latvia (by CIA; covers geographical data, information on population, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues)
  • Latvian Embassy in Washington DC (the web page offers general information on the country's geography, history, culture, natural resources, education, business and economy, etc.)
  • Wikipedia-Latvia (A good general introduction to Latvia)
  • Infoplease-Latvia (basic data on geography, government and history plus basic statistics)
  • Flags of the World- Latvia (the site contains graphics and descriptions of the flags used in Estonia as well as its coat of arms)
  • Daily Latvia (A portal website for all things Latvian)

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Internet searching tools (search engines, directories, etc.)

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Area study centers (academic and research)

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Associations (professional, non-governmental, international, local)


Communications (includes Computer and Internet issues)


Culture, fine arts and entertainment



Current events and media

  • The Baltic Times (News from Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, in English)
  • Latvia News (General news site from Latvia, in English, powered by World News)
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Economics (incl. business and finances)

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Education

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Geography and travel (incl. cities, maps, transportation, etc.)

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Government

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Grants

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Health and fitness (incl. medicine, sports, etc.)

  • World Health Organization - Latvia (an overview of Latvian health care system, including its legislation, statistics and personnel issues)
  • Profile of the Latvia Red Cross (this page from the web site of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies contains information on the local chapter's history, activities, resources, etc.)
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History (incl. genealogy, etc.)

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Language (incl. dictionaries and teaching)

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Law

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Libraries and archives

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Literature (incl. books online and book vendors)

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People (biography)

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Politics (incl. international relations, military affairs and US policies)

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Religions

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Science and technology (incl. environmental issues)

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Social science (incl. human rights, women issues, etc.)

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Statistics

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