Flag of Latvia

Flag of Latvia

The flag of Latvia consists of three horizontal stripes - wider crimson stripes are located at the top and at the bottom and narrower white one is in-between. Allegedly, the flag dates back to the 13th century, when it served as a warrior´s flag, and therefore belongs to one of the oldest in the world. The flag in its current form was designed in 1917 and was officially adopted as the national flag in 1921. The flag was banned in times of Soviet domination, but people sometimes used it as an expression of disagreement with this condition. It has not been readopted until 1991, when Latvia became an independent state. The red color symbolizes the blood shed during the struggle for independence and the white stripe stands for justice, truth, and honor.

Neighbouring countries

Flag Country Capital Population Total area
Flag of Belarus Belarus Minsk 9,468,100 207,600 km2
Flag of Estonia Estonia Tallinn 1,311,870 45,100 km2
Flag of Lithuania Lithuania Vilnius 2,941,953 65,300 km2
Flag of Russia Russia Moscow 143,700,000 17,098,200 km2

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Main information

Country
Latvia
Capital city
Riga
Population
2,003,900 (2014)
Total area
64,600 km2
Formation
21. 8. 1991
Highest point
Gaizinkalns (312 m)
GDP
$ 18,058 (IMF, 2012)
Currency
euro (EUR)
Code
LV (LVA)
Calling code
+371
Internet TLD
.lv

Country is member of

By continents
Europe
By organizations
European Union, NATO

Name of country in other languages

Czech
Lotyšsko (Riga)
English
Latvia (Riga)
German
Lettland (Riga)
French
Lettonie (Riga)
Italian
Lettonia (Riga)
Spanish
Letonia (Riga)
Russian
Латвия (Рига)
Slovak
Lotyšsko (Riga)
Polish
Łotwa (Ryga)
Portuguese
Letónia (Riga)
Chinese
拉脫維亞 (里加)
Japanese
ラトビア (リガ)
Turkish
Letonya (Riga)
Norwegian
Latvia (Riga)
Swedish
Lettland (Riga)
Hungarian
Lettország (Riga)
Dutch
Letland (Riga)
Danish
Letland (Riga)
Finnish
Latvia (Riika)
Hebrew
לטביה (ריגה)

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