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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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