Latvia

geographical name

Lat·​via ˈlat-vē-ə How to pronounce Latvia (audio)
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

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“Latvia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Latvia. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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