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Rīga
Flag of Riga
Flag
Coat of arms of Riga
Coat of arms
Coordinates: 56°56′56″N 24°6′23″E / 56.94889°N 24.10639°E / 56.94889; 24.10639Coordinates: 56°56′56″N 24°6′23″E / 56.94889°N 24.10639°E / 56.94889; 24.10639
Country Latvia
Government
 • TypeCity council
 • MayorOļegs Burovs
Area
 (2002)[2]
 • City324 km2 (125 sq mi)
 • Land275.5 km2 (106.4 sq mi)
 • Water48.50 km2 (18.73 sq mi)  15.8%
 • Metro
10,133 km2 (3,912 sq mi)
Population
 (2017)[3]
 • City641,423
 • Density1,979.7/km2 (5,127/sq mi)
 • Metro1,070,201
 • Metro density101.4/km2 (263/sq mi)
 • Demonym
Rīdzinieki
Ethnicity
 (2016)[5]
 • Latvians46.2%
 • Russians37.7%
 • Belarusians3.9%
 • Ukrainians3.5%
 • Poles1.8%
 • Lithuanians0.8%
 • Romanies0.1%
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
GDP(nominal)2012
 - Total€12($15) billion[6]
 - Per capita€18,000($21,000)
Websitewww.riga.lv
Historic Centre of Riga
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Edificios en la Plaza del Mercado, Riga, Letonia, 2012-08-07, DD 02.JPG
The old town of Riga
CriteriaCultural: i, ii
Reference852
Inscription1997 (21st Session)
Area438.3 ha
Buffer zone1,574.2 ha

Riga is the capital city of the European country of Latvia. Riga is on river Daugava near the Baltic Sea.

The mayor of Riga is Nils Ušakovs.

History

Riga was founded in 1201. Since 1918 Riga has been the capital city of Latvia.

People

Most of the people are Latvian (45%) and 40% are Russian.

References

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