Latvia (Latvian: Latvija), officially the Republic of Latvia (Latvian: Latvijas Republika), is a country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. Since its independence, Latvia has been referred to as one of the Baltic states. It is bordered by Estonia in the northern region, Lithuania in the southern, to the east is Russia and Belarus to the southeast, as well as sharing a maritime border with Sweden to the west. Latvia has 1,957,200 inhabitants and a territory of 64,589 km². The country has a temperate seasonal climate.
Measures of Freedom
2014: 8.24, Rank: 24, Personal Freedom: 8.90, Economic Freedom: 7.57, Democracy Index: 4.8
2016: Status: Free, Aggregate Score: 86, Political Rights: 2, Civil Liberties: 2
2014: 7.57, Rank: 27
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