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Latgale - LV005

EU regions: Latvia > LATVIJA > Latvija > Latgale


map of Latgale LV005
indicatorperiodvalue
GDP per capita in PPS of EU average201633
number of inhabitants2018264 857
population density201719
old-age dependency ratio201833.5

* 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, Riga, Latgale, Kurzeme, Pierīga, Vidzeme, Zemgale

neighbours: Panevėžio apskritis, Utenos apskritis, Vidzeme, Zemgale


https://www.iz.sk/en/projects/eu-regions/LV005

Current statistics

September 2019: number of unemployed at the labour offices: 168240, of which 58340 are long term unemployed, unemployment rate 6.1% (2.1% long term unemployment)

Highest unemployment: Rimavská Sobota 19.1% (11.0%), Revúca 17.9% (9.4%), Kežmarok 16.4% (7.5%), Rožňava 14.6% (7.9%), Vranov nad Topľou 14.5% (7.1%)

Lowest unemployment:: Bratislava V 2.4%, Trenčín 2.5%, Hlohovec 2.8%, Nitra 2.8%, Ilava 2.8%