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Latvia

Country Profile

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Major Cities

  1. RIGA
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Major Languages

  1. Latvian
  2. Russian
  3. Lithuanian
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Population

  1. 2,191,580
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Currency

  1. lati (LVL)
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Climate

  1. Wet and Moderate winters
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Major religions

  1. Lutheran
  2. Orthodox
  3. Christian

Immigration Data

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Work Study Visa

  1. Latvia is a member state of the European Union (EU) and does not apply any restrictions on the access to its labour market by citizens of other EEA countries or the Swiss Confederation. Visitors holding a British passport can remain in Latvia for up to 90 days without a residence permit. British nationals intending to live and work in Latvia will need to obtain a residence permit from the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs of Latvia. If you are offered a job, a residence permit will be issued for up to five years. For a visa or resident permit extension, contact the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs of Latvia. Visitors without a residence permit may not work in Latvia. If you are going to study in Latvia you will require a letter from the institution at which you intend to study. For further information on exactly what will be required at immigration, contact the Embassy of Latvia in London.
  2. http://ec.europa.eu/immigration/tab2.do?language=7$en
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Rate of immigration

  1. -2.34

Tourism

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Key Tourist Attractions

  1. No Information
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Major Festivals

  1. No Information
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Number of Annual Tourists

  1. No Information

Life

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Quality of Life Index

  1. 6.008
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Population with a Higher Education

  1. 112567
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Cost of Internet Access (USD Per Mbit/s)

  1. No Information
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Medicare Public/Private

  1. No Information
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Average cost of a Higher Education

  1. lati(LVL)$24,547

Annual Economic Facts

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Employment Rate

  1. 84.6%
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Main Industries

  1. Processed foods, Processed wood products
  2. Textiles, Processed metals
  3. Pharmaceuticals, Railroad cars
  4. Synthetic fibers, Electronics
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Major Companies

  1. No Information
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Minimum Wage

  1. 180 Latvian latu a month


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