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The capital and largest city of Latvia on the Gulf of Riga, an inlet of the Baltic Sea bordering on Latvia and Estonia. Founded as a trading post on a site originally inhabited by Baltic tribes, the city became a member of the Hanseatic League in 1282 and later passed to Poland (1581), Sweden (1621), and Russia (1710).
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(Placename) the capital of Latvia, on the Gulf of Riga at the mouth of the Western Dvina on the Baltic Sea: a port and major trading centre since Viking times. Pop: 739 232 (2002 est)
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(ˈri gə)

1. the capital of Latvia, on the Gulf of Riga. 915,000.
2. Gulf of, an arm of the Baltic between Latvia and Estonia. 90 mi. (145 km) long.
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Noun1.Riga - a port city on the Gulf of Riga that is the capital and largest city of LatviaRiga - a port city on the Gulf of Riga that is the capital and largest city of Latvia; formerly a member of the Hanseatic League
Hanseatic League - a commercial and defensive confederation of free cities in northern Germany and surrounding areas; formed in 1241 and most influential in the 14th century when it included over 100 towns and functioned as an independent political power; the last official assembly was held in 1669
Latvia, Republic of Latvia - a republic in northeastern Europe on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea
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