Latvia

geographical name
Lat·​via | \ ˈlat-vē-ə How to pronounce Latvia (audio) \

Definition of Latvia

independent country in north central Europe bordering on the Baltic Sea and indented by the Gulf of Riga; an independent republic 1918–40, a constituent republic ( the Lat*vi*an Republic \ ˈlat-​vē-​ən How to pronounce Latvia (audio) \ ) of the Soviet Union 1940–91; capital Riga area 24,938 square miles (64,589 square kilometers), population 1,924,000

— see also latvian

Learn More About Latvia

Dictionary Entries Near Latvia

latus rectum

Latvia

Latvian

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for Latvia

Cite this Entry

“Latvia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Latvia. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on Latvia

Nglish: Translation of Latvia for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of Latvia for Arabic Speakers

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Words for Scrabble

  • scrabble tiles that read scrabble quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!