The map of Riga in Latvia with streets and houses
Coat of arms of Riga
Riga as seen on SPOT satellite imagery
Riga (/ˈriːɡə/; Latvian: Rīga, pronounced [ˈriːɡa] ( )) is the capital and the largest city of Latvia. With 696,593 inhabitants (2015), Riga is the largest city of the Baltic states and home to one third of Latvia's population. The city lies on the Gulf of Riga, at the mouth of the Daugava. Riga's territory covers 307.17 square kilometres (118.60 square miles) and lies between one and ten metres (3 feet 3 inches and 32 feet 10 inches) above sea level, on a flat and sandy plain.
Riga was founded in 1201 and is a former Hanseatic League member. Riga's historical centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, noted for its Art Nouveau/Jugendstil architecture and 19th century wooden architecture. Riga was the European Capital of Culture during 2014, along with Umeå in Sweden. Riga hosted the 2006 NATO Summit, the Eurovision Song Contest 2003, and the 2006 IIHF Men's World Ice Hockey Championships. It is home to the European Union's office of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC). Riga is served by Riga International Airport, the largest airport in the Baltic states.
Riga is a member of Eurocities, the Union of the Baltic Cities (UBC) and Union of Capitals of the European Union (UCEU).
Geographical values of city:
− in degrees, minutes and seconds: 56°56′59″ of northern latitude and 24°6′19″ of eastern longitude;
− in degrees, minutes and decimal fractions of a minute: 56°56.979′ of north. lat. and 24°6.311′ of east. long.;
− in degrees and decimal fractions of a degree: 56.949649°N and 24.105186°E.
Length of Riga from south to north is 25.4 kilometers, from west ot east — from 23.7 to 23.5 km.
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Videos of Riga
Why Riga? A Journey Through Latvia
Things to do in Riga & Sigulda (Quick Guide to Latvia)
Your Weekend in RIGA - The perfect trip
Euro Trip: Riga, Latvia
IT'S RIGA BABY (DRIFT ALLSTARS RIGA 2016)
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