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Republic of Latvia

Official name:Republic of Latvia
In Latvian: Latvijas Republika
Area:64,589 km²
Population:2.2 million
Highest point:Gaiziņkalns (312 m)
Most important river:Daugava
Government:parliamentary republic
Head of state:Valdis Zatlers (since 2007)
Capital:Riga (Rīga)
Administrative divisions:118 municipalities
Official language:Latvian
Ethnic groups:Latvian 59%, Russian 28%, belarussian 4%, Ukrainian 2%, other 7%
Religions:Lutheran 20%, Orthodox 15%, other Christian 1%, unspecified and unaffiliated 64%

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