Riga, Latvian Rīga, city and capital of Latvia. It occupies both banks of the Daugava (Western Dvina) River, 9 miles (15 km) above its mouth on the Gulf of Riga. Pop. (2011) 658,640; (2015 est.)
Where is Latvia located in the world?
Is Riga dangerous?
Overall Riga is a fairly low crime city compared to other European Union capitals. In the Old Town area with its nightlife, markets and festivals can become crowded on the weekends with tourists and its popularity as a great spot for stag parties.
Is Latvia 3rd world?
To put it simply – for us Latvia is the “first country”, the above countries of the EU, European Economic Area and Switzerland are the “second countries” – we are connected to them with special contractual relationships, and all the others are the “third countries”.
Is Latvia safe to live?
Latvia has a relatively moderate to low crime rate. For instance, the country has a very low homicide rate of 3.4 per 100,000 people. Most crimes committed are non-violent crimes of opportunity, such as burglaries, pick-pocketing and credit card fraud. The prison population per 100,000 people is 239.