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Key facts about Latvia

Latvia is located in Northern Europe and borders Estonia, Lithuania, Russia and Belarus.

Latvia joined the EU in 2004.

It has a population of approximately 1.9 million people. The capital city is Riga that has a population of approximately 0.6 million inhabitants.

Latvia is part of the Schengen Zone.

The currency is the Euro (Eur)

The international dialling code can be found here

The top exports of Latvia are Wood & Wood Products, Machinery & Equipment, Iron & Steel, Textiles and Foodstuffs.

The top imports of Latvia are Machinery & Equipment, Chemicals, Fuel and Vehicles.

Useful Links


Embassy information for Latvia

World Bank

A detailed breakdown by the World Bank for doing business in Latvia. The report includes Economy Profile, Starting a Business, Construction Permits, Getting Credit, Protecting Minor Investors, Paying Taxes, Trading Across Borders, Labour Market Regulations and more.

Sea Ports

Details of sea ports from


Details of Latvian airports

Tax & VAT

Tax & VAT details

Enterprise Ireland

Enterprise Ireland does not have a presence in Latvia

SME United

SME United does not have a presence in Latvia

Map of Latvia