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Republic of Latvia

Republic of Latvia Latvija

Area: 64 589 km2
Population: 2.4 million (rounded)
Capital city: Riga
Currency: 1 lats = 100 santims, 1 euro = 0.70 lats (LVL) (dec. 2005)
National day: 18 November
EU membership: 1 May 2004 (EU)

Head of State: President Vaira Vike-Freiberga
Head of Government: Prime Minister Aigars Kalvītis
Foreign Minister: Artis Pabriks
Government: Coalition: Jaunais Laiks (JL, New Era, 26 seats), Tautas Partija (TP, People’s Party, 20 seats), Latvijas Prima Partija (LPP, Latvia’s First Party, 10 seats), Zalo un Zemnieku Savieniba (ZZS, Union of Greens and Farmers, 12 seats: Latvijas Zemnieku Savieniba, LZS, Latvian Farmers’ Union and Latvijas Zala Partija, LZP, Latvian Green Party)
Parliament: Unicameral: Saeima, 100 members, elections every 4 years, 5 % threshold

GDP: €11 064 million (2004, rounded)
GDP per capita in PPS: €9 700 (2004, rounded)
Economic growth in real terms: + 8.3 % (2004, rounded)


Links:
Head of State: http://www.president.lv
Head of Government: http://www.mk.gov.lv
Foreign Minister: http://www.am.gov.lv
Parliament: http://www.saeima.lv

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Date: 31.12.2005