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Riga – LV006

EU regions: Latvia > Latvia > Latvia > Riga

map of Riga LV006
Gross domestic product
GDP per capita in PPS of EU average2021116

More on wikipedia wikidata Q1773 on OpenStreetMap Riga slovensky: LV006


number of inhabitants2023609 489
population density20222355.2
old-age dependency ratio202333.8
demographic pyramid LV006 Riga

From Wikipedia:

Riga (; Latvian: Rīga [ˈriːɡa] (listen); Livonian: Rīgõ) is the capital of Latvia and is home to 632,614 inhabitants (2019), which is a third of Latvia's population. Being significantly larger than other cities of Latvia, Riga is the country's primate city. It is also the largest city in the three Baltic states and is home to one tenth of the three Baltic states' combined population. The city lies on the Gulf of Riga at the mouth of the Daugava river where it meets the Baltic Sea. Riga's territory covers 307.17 km2 (118.60 sq mi) and lies 1–10 m (3 ft 3 in–32 ft 10 in) above sea level, on a flat and sandy plain.

Riga was founded in 1201 and is a former Hanseatic League member. Riga's historical centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, noted for its Art Nouveau/Jugendstil architecture and 19th century wooden architecture. Riga was the European Capital of Culture during 2014, along with Umeå in Sweden. Riga hosted the 2006 NATO Summit, the Eurovision Song Contest 2003, the 2006 IIHF Men's World Ice Hockey Championships and the 2013 World Women's Curling Championship. It is home to the European Union's office of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC).

In 2016, Riga received over 1.4 million visitors.

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

Neighbours: Pierīga statistical region

Suggested citation: Michal Páleník: Europe and its regions in numbers - Riga – LV006, IZ Bratislava, retrieved from: https://www.iz.sk/​PLV006, ISBN: 978-80-970204-9-1, DOI:10.5281/zenodo.10200164