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Capital: Riga 701,977 (2014)
Population:
1,997,500  (2014)
Area:
64,589 km2
History:

Independence from the Russian Empire:
Declared: 18. Novenber 1918.
Recognized: 26. January 1921.
Soviet occupation: 5. August 1940.
Nazi German occupation: 10. July 1941.
Soviet re-occupation: 1944.
Announced independence: 4. May 1990.
Restored independence: 21. August 1991.

 

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