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Riga Latvia Population

The most sophisticated audience who visits the city can stay at the five stars hotels in Riga. They all offer virtually the same set of services. Rooms’ quality and service correspond to the statement of the five stars. Three stars hotels provide comfortable accommodation and quality service. In the rooms you will find telephone, Internet, TV, bath or shower and hair dryer. Most hotels provide breakfast, and some have small restaurant. As often as not they are located in the old buildings and that gives them the additional charm, as it is so interesting to live in a house with a long history. It is not necessary to worry about the quality of the rooms as Latvia has very responsible attitude to every tourist.

Long history of Riga during the entire existence of the city formed rather unique ethnic composition. Till the 16th century the bulk of city residents were Germans. Its population has kept all the strings of power over the city. Using its influence, they tried to introduce as many as possible rules according to which Latvians living in the city was limited. In the 16th century when the city was captured by Poland on its territory have appeared other nationalities: Poles, Jews, Russian, Ukrainians, Lithuanians and Belarusians.

Today, the city remains a multinational. Its population can be divided into two groups: speakers of Latvian and Russian. In gender terms there is an overwhelming number of women (55%). The city's population each year is rapidly decreasing. The decrease in population began to watch since 1991. Then, the main reason, along with negative natural increase, was migration in Russian Federation, and later in Western countries.

Riga lies on the shores of the Baltic Sea, and consists of 6 administrative districts: Central, Ziemelsky, Kurzeme regions, Latgale, Vidzeme and Zemgale suburbs located on the both sides of the Daugava River. The official language is Latvian. Written language, which belongs to the Baltic group of Indo-European family, is based on the Latin alphabet. There is Christian. The largest areas are Roman Catholicism, Orthodoxy and Protestantism. The currency of Latvia is Lat.

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