The Republic of Latvia is a country located in the Baltic region in Northern Europe. It shares its borders with Estonia to the north, Lithuania to the south, Russia to the east, Belarus to the southeast, and also has a maritime border with Sweden, which is to the west. Latvia’s population counts 1.9 million residents, with its capital being Riga. The Latvian language is one of the only two surviving Baltic languages. Russians are a minority in the country, and they count around 24% of the population.
Latvia is considered to be a developed country, and the high-income advanced economy proves that together with its ranking in the Human Development Index, which is high. Civil liberties, press freedom, internet freedom, democratic governance, living standards, and peacefulness are among the values that are highly developed in the country.
Latvia is a member of the big international organizations, such as the EU, Eurozone, NATO, the Council of Europe, the UN, CBSS, the IMF, NB8, NIB, OECD, OSCE, and WTO.