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Latvia

Lat·vi·a

 (lăt′vē-ə)
A country of north-central Europe on the Baltic Sea. The original inhabitants, the Letts, were conquered and Christianized in the 1200s by German knights, the Livonian Brothers of the Sword, who ruled the area until 1561, when it passed to Poland. Under Russian control from the 18th century, Latvia became independent after World War I but was annexed in 1940 by the USSR and known as the Latvian Soviet Socialist Republic until it declared its independence in 1990. Riga is the capital.

Latvia

(ˈlætvɪə)
n
(Placename) a republic in NE Europe, on the Gulf of Riga and the Baltic Sea: ruled by Poland, Sweden, and Russia since the 13th century, Latvia was independent from 1919 until 1940 and was a Soviet republic (1940–91), gaining its independence after conflict with Soviet forces; it joined the EU in 2004. Latvia is mostly forested. Official language: Latvian. Religion: nonreligious, Christian. Currency: euro. Capital: Riga. Pop: 2 178 443 (2013 est). Area: 63 700 sq km (25 590 sq miles)

Lat•vi•a

(ˈlæt vi ə, ˈlɑt-)

n.
a republic in N Europe, on the Baltic, S of Estonia: an independent state 1918–40; annexed by the Soviet Union 1940; regained independence 1991. 2,353,874; 25,395 sq. mi. (65,773 sq. km). Cap.: Riga.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Latvia - a republic in northeastern Europe on the eastern coast of the Baltic SeaLatvia - a republic in northeastern Europe on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea
Livonia - a region on the Baltic that is divided between northern Estonia and southern Latvia
capital of Latvia, Riga - a port city on the Gulf of Riga that is the capital and largest city of Latvia; formerly a member of the Hanseatic League
Liepaja - a city of southwestern Latvia on the Baltic Sea
Daugavpils - a city of southeastern Latvia
Europe - the 2nd smallest continent (actually a vast peninsula of Eurasia); the British use `Europe' to refer to all of the continent except the British Isles
Latvian - a native or inhabitant of Latvia
Translations
Lotyšsko
Letland
LatvioLatvujo
Läti
Latvia
LatvijaLetonija
Lettország
ラトビアラトヴィア
라트비아
Latvija
Latvija
Letonia
Lotyšsko
Latvija
Lettland
ประเทศลัตเวีย
nước Latvia

Latvia

[ˈlætvɪə] NLetonia f, Latvia f

Latvia

[ˈlætviə] nLettonie f

Latvia

nLettland nt

Latvia

[ˈlætvɪə] nLettonia

Latvia

لاتِفْيَا Lotyšsko Letland Lettland Λετονία Letonia Latvia Lettonie Latvija Lettonia ラトビア 라트비아 Letland Latvia Łotwa Letónia, Letônia Латвия Lettland ประเทศลัตเวีย Letonya nước Latvia 拉脱维亚
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Tenders are invited for delivery of work clothing and footwear, customer clothing, footwear and soft ware to the vsac zemgale branches
Jelgava, the capital of duchy of Kurzeme and Zemgale, offers many surprises to visitors which can be discovered through significant historical objects, beautiful parks and fantastic architectural monuments as well as places for leisure and relaxation.
Classification of the municipalities Municipality Region 1 Centre of international level Liepaja Kurzeme 2 National development centre Jelgava Zemgale 3 National development centre Jekabpils Zemgale 4 National development centre Jurmala Riga 5 Regional development centre Kuldiga Kurzeme 6 Regional development centre Tukums Riga 7 Regional development centre Cesis Vidzeme 8 Regional development centre Aluksne Vidzeme 9 Regional development centre Ludza Latgale 10 Regional development centre Balvi Latgale 11 Regional development centre Valka Vidzeme Source: Cultural Policy Guidelines 2014-2020 "Creative Latvia", Cabinet Regulation No.
Ozols, 21, joins the Stars from Zemgale of the Latvian Hockey League, a side based in his home town of Jelgava.
It can be observed by comparing results for the Vidzeme upland (eastern Latvia) with the Zemgale plains (central Latvia).
The Zemgale was heard fixed to Shell at w200 for a Primorsk-UKC voyage carrying a 40,000 mt ULSD cargo loading in the end of June.
The least amount of precipitation is encountered in the Zemgale Lowland, the greatest in the surrounding areas of Gaizins, Limbazi, and Priekule (875 mm).
In 1918, the first Latvian republic was created by joining the old Courland lands, consisting of Kurzeme region in the west and Zemgale in the south, with the Latvian-speaking southern part of Vidzeme (the Latvian name of Livonia, or Lifliandskaia guberniia) at the center and north of the new state, and the Latgale region (part of Vitebskaia guberniia) in the east; border corrections with Lithuania left it with bits of former Courland territory, as well.
The Development Program of Zemgale Planning Region 20082014 sets the development of Zemgale as a region with a developed science- intensive economy and firms producing goods and services of high value-added as one of the guidelines.
Middle and downstream part of Berze River catchment is typical for Zemgale region plains with highly intensive agricultural land in the catchment.
Bilensteins assessed a number of similar place-names (with vowel shifts) in his reference work, "Die Grenzen des lettischen Volkstammes"; for example, the place-name Amelinge was recorded in Zemgale, and dates from before 1263; this place-name may variously be associated with Amola, or Omola in Polish and the feature that it denotes was noted as located, 'zwischen dem Wirwita-Fluss und der Windau, zur Kreise Schaulen gehorig" (Bielenstein 1892 : 244).