What country is Latvia in?
Latvia is one of the three Baltic states, along with Lithuania and Estonia. They are located in the north-east of Europe. Latvia borders Estonia to the north, Russia to the east, Belarus to the southeast, and Lithuania to the south. So, Latvia is the middle of the three Baltic states. To the east is the Baltic Sea. The Gulf of Riga (or Gulf of Riga) extends far into Latvia. The country stretches from east to west for 450 kilometers, from north to south for 210 kilometers. Latvia is called Latvija in Latvian.
In Latvia, flat plains alternate with hilly land. There are many lakes and forests. The longest river is the Gauja, which in German is also called the Livonian Aa. It is 452 kilometers long. The Daugava River, called Daugava in Latvian, is the second longest river in Latvia. It flows from Russia and Belarus to Latvia, where it flows into the Baltic Sea. The highest mountain is more like a hill. It is called Gaising (in Latvian Gaiziņkalns) and measures 311 meters.
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