Latvia is a beautiful country, situated in the norther part of Europe. Together with Estonia and Lithuania, Latvia is part of the Baltic states. They got their name because of the fact that they all border the Baltic Sea on one of their sides. The capital city of Latvia is Riga, which has approximately 639,000 residents. Back in 2014, Riga was recognized as the European center of culture. According to the latest Census, Latvia has a population of a little less than 2 million residents.