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Latgale Region - LV005

EU regions: Latvia > LATVIJA > Latvia > Latgale Region

map of Latgale Region LV005
GDP per capita in PPS of EU average201934
number of inhabitants2021252 682
population density201918.4
old-age dependency ratio202135.6

* more on wikidata Q16361110 * Latgale Region slovensky: LV005

Composition of population according to age group, education and economic activity, Latgale Region

age grouplow educationmiddle educationhigh education

note: in thousands, according to labour force sample survey. P – total population, E – employed, U – unemployed, I – number of ecnomically inactive

demographic pyramid LV005 Latgale Region

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: Latvia, Pierīga statistical region, Kurzeme Region, Vidzeme Region, Riga, Latgale Region, Zemgale Region

neighbours: Zemgale Region, Vidzeme Region, Utena County, Panevėžys County

Suggested citation: Michal Páleník: EU regions - Latgale Region - LV005, IZ Bratislava, retrieved from: https://www.iz.sk/en/projects/eu-regions/LV005


Current statistics

December 2022: number of unemployed at the labour offices: 178143, of which 73275 are long term unemployed, unemployment rate 6.6 % (2.7 % long term unemployment)

Highest unemployment: Rimavská Sobota 20.8 % (13.0 %), Revúca 20.1 % (12.3 %), Kežmarok 18.0 % (8.9 %)

Lowest unemployment:: Bratislava V 2.6 %, Trenčín 2.8 %, Ilava 2.8 %, Bratislava I 3.0 %, Nitra 3.1 %