In the beginning of 2017, the ethnic distribution of Latvia’s population was 62 % Latvians, 25.4 % Russians, 3.3 % Belorussians, 2.2 % Ukrainians, 2.1 % Poles, 5% other ethnicities (Lithuanians, Jews, Roma, Germans, Estonians, Tatars, and others).
Are Latvians Slavic or Nordic?
Slavic is an adjective for Slavs (an ethnic group) Latvians are not Slavs. Nordic is by contrast geographic. The Baltics are not usually considered Nordic, albeit in the broadest stretch they sometimes are.
Are Latvians considered Slavic?
So in short, Latvians as an ethnic group are NOT Slavic, despite some historic influences on our language and culture and the mixed ancestry of some Latvians, however Latvia as a country is only somewhat Slavic at most, and only due to its big Russian-speaking minority (Russian is not an official language, though).
Why are Latvians so pretty?
If you’ve ever laid eyes on at least one of them, you’ve probably asked yourself: why are Latvians so beautiful? The answer is simple: genetics and hard work. With the genetics aspect of this, Latvian girls have physical features very typical of this region of Europe.
Is Latvia a poor country?
Latvia is the fourth poorest EU state in terms of GDP per capita. According to Eurostat data from 2015 (published in March 2017), the quality of life in Latvia is just 64% of the European average. Latvia is the fourth poorest EU country according to Eurostat.
What type of people live in Latvia?
The most active ethnic communities in Latvia are Russians, Poles, Lithuanians, Jews and Roma. People of foreign descent mainly live in the seven major cities of Latvia: Rīga, Daugavpils, Jelgava, Jūrmala, Liepāja, Ventspils, and Rēzekne.
What do Latvians call their grandparents?
Family words in Latvian
Who is the most famous Latvian?
Famous people from Latvia
- Ernests Gulbis. Tennis Player. Ernests Gulbis is a Latvian professional tennis player. …
- Mark Rothko. Painting Artist. …
- Mikhail Baryshnikov. Ballerina. …
- Sergei Eisenstein. Film costumer designer. …
- Vitas. Alternative rock Artist. …
- Gidon Kremer. Violinist. …
- Heinz Erhardt. Film Actor. …
- Mikhail Tal. Chess Player.