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Latgale - LV005

EU regions: Latvia > LATVIJA > Latvija > Latgale

map of Latgale LV005
number of inhabitants2020255 968
population density201918.4
old-age dependency ratio202034.9

* more on wikidata Q16361110 * Latgale slovensky: LV005

demographic pyramid LV005 Latgale

From wikipedia:

Latgale (Latgalian: Latgola; Russian: Латгалия; Latin: Lettgallia) is one of the four historical and cultural regions of Latvia recognised in the Constitution of the Republic of Latvia. It is the easternmost region north of the Daugava River. While most of Latvia is historically Lutheran, Latgale is predominantly Roman Catholic: 65.3 % according to a 2011 survey. There is also a strong Eastern Orthodox minority (23.8 %), of which 13.8 % are Russian Orthodox Christians and 10.0 % are Old Believers.

The region has a large population of ethnic Russians, especially in Daugavpils, the largest city in the region and the location of the region's only public university, the University of Daugavpils. Many of the Russians who lived in Latgale before Soviet rule are Old Believers. Rēzekne, often called the heart of Latgale, Krāslava, and Ludza are other large towns in the region, which also has a Belarusian minority. There is also a significant Polish minority. As part of the Polotsk and Vitebsk guberniyas, the region was part of the Pale of Settlement and had a very large Jewish population – but most of the Jews were murdered in the Holocaust and much of the remainder has emigrated. Different from other regions of Latvia, the presence of Baltic Germans was only sizable in Daugavpils. The region has a lower average wage than the other regions of Latvia.

other: Latvija, Pierīga, Vidzeme, Kurzeme, Zemgale, Riga, Latgale

neighbours: Zemgale, Vidzeme, Utenos apskritis, Panevėžio apskritis


Current statistics

August 2021: number of unemployed at the labour offices: 217147, of which 96156 are long term unemployed, unemployment rate 8.0 % (3.6 % long term unemployment)

Highest unemployment: Revúca 22.8 % (13.9 %), Rimavská Sobota 22.1 % (13.8 %), Kežmarok 18.7 % (10.3 %)

Lowest unemployment:: Hlohovec 4.1 %, Nitra 4.1 %, Piešťany 4.1 %, Bratislava V 4.2 %, Trenčín 4.2 %