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Latvia (Lettish Latvija), republic in northeastern Europe, bounded on the north by
Estonia and the Gulf of Riga, an inlet of the Baltic Sea, on the east by
Russia, on the south by
Lithuania, and on the west by the Baltic Sea. It was formerly the Latvian Soviet Socialist Republic of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). The area of Latvia is about 63,700 sq km (about 24,600 sq mi). Riga, the capital and largest city, is also the country's chief port.
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Land and Resources
Latvia consists for the most part of a low-lying plain with
some moderate elevations in the east, the tallest of which is 311 m (about
1020 ft). The landscape bears traces of glaciation and includes numerous
lakes, streams, marshes, and peat bogs. The coastline (547 km/340 mi) is
relatively unindented, with many sandy beaches. The principal river is the
Daugava River, which originates in Russia. On it are the republic's major
hydroelectric power stations. About one-fourth of Latvia is forested, mainly
with pine, spruce, birch, and aspen. The climate is dominated by marine
influences, although more continental conditions, with greater climatic
variation, exist in the eastern portion of the republic; in the west,
summers are cooler and winters are milder. In Latvia snow covers the ground
from two to more than four months of the year. Summers are frequently hot,
with average daily temperatures exceeding 25ยฐ C (about 80ยฐ F). Deer and wild
boar are common, and a wide variety of birds, including the black stork,
resides in the republic.
"Latvia," Microsoftยฎ Encartaยฎ 97 Encyclopedia.
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