In 2017, Latvian tennis player Jeļena Ostapenko won the 2017 French Open Women's singles title being the first unseeded player to do so in the open era. [64], Anywhere from 120,000 to as many as 300,000 Latvians took refuge from the Soviet army by fleeing to Germany and Sweden. Under this division Riga region includes large parts of what traditionally is considered Vidzeme, Courland, and Zemgale. The following table provides a summary of Latvia's results at home venues since 1992. [43] Fighting continued sporadically between Sweden and Poland until the Truce of Altmark in 1629. La formidable aventure de Proludic à Riga . The unemployment rate has receded from its peak of more than 20 percent in 2010 to around 9.3 percent in 2014. [citation needed], In the post-war period, Latvia was made to adopt Soviet farming methods. Albeit having experienced a difficult transition to a liberal economy and its re-orientation toward Western Europe, Latvia is one of the fastest growing economies in the European Union. XX V.). Home | Dictionaries | About | Feedback SiteInfo. 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Latvia is a member of the United Nations, European Union, Council of Europe, NATO, OECD, OSCE, IMF, and WTO. Winter starts in mid-December and lasts until mid-March. Latvia hosts one European Union institution, the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC). They have never qualified for the FIFA World Cup, however, they qualified for the European Championship in 2004 under head coach Aleksandrs Starkovs. : It is important that we approach the Latvian agreement in that spirit. [204], Between the 13th and 19th centuries, Baltic Germans, many of whom were originally of non-German ancestry but had been assimilated into German culture, formed the upper class. See also. Latvia have won the Baltic Cup 12 times, and played 99 official games during its pre-war period from 1922 to 1940. It was a member of the League of Nations (1921–1946). [citation needed][107]. Citizenship was not automatically extended to former Soviet citizens who settled during the Soviet occupation, or to their offspring. [citation needed] In practice, however, the emancipation was actually advantageous to the landowners and nobility,[citation needed] as it dispossessed peasants of their land without compensation, forcing them to return to work at the estates "of their own free will". [citation needed] They developed distinct cultural heritage, characterised by both Latvian and German influences. [150], Latvian civilian experts have contributed to EU civilian missions: border assistance mission to Moldova and Ukraine (2005–2009), rule of law missions in Iraq (2006 and 2007) and Kosovo (since 2008), police mission in Afghanistan (since 2007) and monitoring mission in Georgia (since 2008). Latvia is part of the Schengen Area and joined the Eurozone on 1 January 2014. Representing 10.2% of Latvia's total foreign direct investment, American companies invested $127 million in 1999. [71] An influx of new colonists, including laborers, administrators, military personnel and their dependents from Russia and other Soviet republics started. [46], The capitulation of Estonia and Livonia in 1710 and the Treaty of Nystad, ending the Great Northern War in 1721, gave Vidzeme to Russia (it became part of the Riga Governorate). Meanwhile, largely isolated from the rest of Latvia, southern Latgallians adopted Catholicism under Polish/Jesuit influence. According to the WWF, the territory of Latvia belongs to the ecoregion of Sarmatic mixed forests. Lettonia - Lettonia - Results, fixtures, squad, statistics, photos, videos and news - Women Soccerway [53] Latvian soldiers fought on both sides of the conflict, mainly on the German side, with 140,000 men in the Latvian Legion of the Waffen-SS,[63] The 308th Latvian Rifle Division was formed by the Red Army in 1944. The festival is the biggest of its kind in the world and is held every two years in a different host city. [104], Several nature reserves protect unspoiled landscapes with a variety of large animals. [15] They lost their final match with 3–0 against Netherlands,[16] and were eliminated, finishing fourth, with one point from their draw and two losses.[17]. [37] The southern part of Estonia and the northern part of Latvia were ceded to the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and formed into the Duchy of Livonia (Ducatus Livoniae Ultradunensis). បានពី "https://km.wiktionary.org/w/index.php?title=Lettonie&oldid=90047" [143] Latvian armed forces contributed to a UK-led Battlegroup in 2013 and the Nordic Battlegroup in 2015 under the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) of the European Union. [200] There were 59 hospitals in Latvia in 2009, down from 94 in 2007 and 121 in 2006. Latvia were placed in Group 8, alongside Austria and Lithuania. [56]:271, More than 200,000 Latvian citizens died during World War II, including approximately 75,000 Latvian Jews murdered during the Nazi occupation. [79], The Republic of Latvia declared the end of the transitional period and restored full independence on 21 August 1991, in the aftermath of the failed Soviet coup attempt. [52], By 1923, the extent of cultivated land surpassed the pre-war level. In a typical Latvian landscape, a mosaic of vast forests alternates with fields, farmsteads, and pastures. Children born to non-nationals after the reestablishment of independence are automatically entitled to citizenship. [58] The racially approved being resettled mainly in Poland, being given land and businesses in exchange for the money they had received from the sale of their previous assets.[56]:46. As a consequence, the majority of ethnic non-Latvians did not receive Latvian citizenship since neither they nor their parents had ever been citizens of Latvia, becoming non-citizens or citizens of other former Soviet republics. [177], Latvia has three big hydroelectric power stations in Pļaviņu HES (825MW), Rīgas HES (402 MW) and Ķeguma HES-2 (192 MW). The most successful Olympic athlete in the history of independent Latvia has been Māris Štrombergs, who became a two-time Olympic champion in 2008 and 2012 at Men's BMX.[217]. 56 percent[84] of Latvia's territory is covered by forests, mostly Scots pine, birch, and Norway spruce. Despite foreign rule from the 13th to 20th centuries, the Latvian nation maintained its identity throughout the generations via the language and musical traditions. Lettonie, a Restaurant with Rooms, 35 Kelston Road, Bath BA1 3QH (01225 446676), has four rooms. 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Of these, 42% are raised bogs; 49% are fens; and 9% are transitional mires. Latvian food is generally quite fatty, and uses few spices. The first laws and regulations were promulgated in the 16th and 17th centuries. Latvian paramilitary and Auxiliary Police units established by the occupation authority participated in the Holocaust and other atrocities. [11][12] This resulted in Latvia being the first and only Baltic team, as well as being the second former-Soviet state in Europe at the time (after Russia) to qualify for a European Championship. With most of Latvia's industrial base evacuated to the interior of Russia in 1915, radical land reform was the central political question for the young state. FIBA organises the most famous and prestigious international basketball competitions including the FIBA Basketball World Cup, the FIBA World Championship for Women and the FIBA 3x3 World Tour. During the transitional period, Moscow maintained many central Soviet state authorities in Latvia. Still, today there are 290,660 non-citizens in Latvia, which represent 14.1% of the population. After the German surrender, it became clear that Soviet forces were there to stay, and Latvian national partisans, soon joined by some who had collaborated with the Germans, began to fight against the new occupier. Riga became the capital of Swedish Livonia and the largest city in the entire Swedish Empire. [citation needed], In the 12th century in the territory of Latvia, there were lands with their rulers: Vanema, Ventava, Bandava, Piemare, Duvzare, Upmale, Sēlija, Koknese, Jersika, Tālava and Adzele. The first laws and regulations were promulgated in … [10] The second leg finished in a 2–2 draw, with Latvia winning 3–2 on aggregate, thus qualifying for the tournament. [193] About 21% of the total population is not affiliated with a specific religion.[2]. MapsRoom – Maps for all. [20] Māris Verpakovskis is the nation's top goalscorer with 29 goals. Most of the Hindus are local converts from the work of the Hare Krishna movement; some are foreign workers from India. French Translation for Lettonie - dict.cc English-French Dictionary On 1 January 2014, the Euro became the country's currency, superseding the Lats. The borders of historical and cultural regions usually are not explicitly defined and in several sources may vary. [83] With the dismantling of collective farms, the area devoted to farming decreased dramatically – now farms are predominantly small. This article is about the men's team. On 18 February 2012, Latvia held a constitutional referendum on whether to adopt Russian as a second official language. Egils Rozenbergs : Tapisseries de Basse Lice au Mobilier National - Documentaire de Nicolas Patrzynski (Version Lettonne) 1 year ago. The total length of its maritime boundary is 498 km (309 mi), which is shared with Estonia, Sweden and Lithuania. There are four historical and cultural regions in Latvia – Courland, Latgale, Vidzeme, Zemgale, which are recognised in Constitution of Latvia. In the summer of 1987, the first large demonstrations were held in Riga at the Freedom Monument—a symbol of independence. [108], Latvia's foreign policy priorities include co-operation in the Baltic Sea region, European integration, active involvement in international organisations, contribution to European and transatlantic security and defence structures, participation in international civilian and military peacekeeping operations, and development co-operation, particularly the strengthening of stability and democracy in the EU's Eastern Partnership countries. [93] There are 706 specially state-level protected natural areas in Latvia: four national parks, one biosphere reserve, 42 nature parks, nine areas of protected landscapes, 260 nature reserves, four strict nature reserves, 355 nature monuments, seven protected marine areas and 24 microreserves. There were 290,660 "non-citizens" living in Latvia or 14.1% of Latvian residents, mainly Russian settlers who arrived after the occupation of 1940 and their descendants. Transit between Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan as well as other Asian countries and the West is large. The University of Daugavpils is another significant centre of education. The Duchy of Courland and Semigallia became an autonomous Russian province (the Courland Governorate) in 1795, bringing all of what is now Latvia into the Russian Empire. [60] Elections were held with single pro-Soviet candidates listed for many positions. Flying around LATVIA . Ice hockey is usually considered the most popular sport in Latvia. Selonia, a part of Zemgale, is sometimes considered culturally distinct region, but it is not part of any formal division. [164] As of 2015, Latvia is estimated to have the lowest male-to-female ratio in the world, at 0.85 males/female. Latvia is a unitary state, divided into 119 administrative divisions, of which 110 are municipalities and nine are cities. Denne side blev senest redigeret den 1. maj 2017 kl. ecb.europa.eu. ; Fortrolighedspolitik; Om Wiktionary; Forbehold; Mobilvisning [65] Most sources count 200,000 to 250,000 refugees leaving Latvia, with perhaps as many as 80,000 to 100,000 of them recaptured by the Soviets or, during few months immediately after the end of war,[66] returned by the West. [153] In January 2011, the Baltic states were invited to join NORDEFCO, the defence framework of the Nordic countries. Severe spells of winter weather with cold winds, extreme temperatures of around −30 °C (−22 °F) and heavy snowfalls are common. [103] Non-marine molluscs of Latvia include 159 species. Grammar. In 2016, Latvia had 8.5 global hectares[99] of biocapacity per person within its territory, much more than the world average of 1.6 global hectares per person. ecb.europa.eu. [173], Latvian Railway's main network consists of 1,860 km of which 1,826 km is 1,520 mm Russian gauge railway of which 251 km are electrified, making it the longest railway network in the Baltic States. Latvian cuisine has been influenced by the neighbouring countries. Winters have average temperatures of −6 °C (21 °F) and are characterized by stable snow cover, bright sunshine, and short days. [212] Rupjmaize is a dark bread made from rye, considered the national staple.[213][214]. "Lettonia" redirects here. The longest river on Latvian territory is the Gauja, at 452 km (281 mi) in length. Innovation and rising productivity led to rapid growth of the economy, but it soon suffered from the effects of the Great Depression. Latvia's defence concept is based upon the Swedish-Finnish model of a rapid response force composed of a mobilisation base and a small group of career professionals. The native dialect remained distinct, although it acquired many Polish and Russian loanwords. [14] Four days later, Latvia earned a respectable 0–0 draw against Germany to earn their first point in a major tournament. [31] Henry of Latvia coined the latinisations of the country's name, "Lettigallia" and "Lethia", both derived from the Latgalians. This aroused popular protests against the USSR and also gave rise to an increasing popularity of poetry. [170], The IMF concluded the First Post-Program Monitoring Discussions with the Republic of Latvia in July 2012 announcing that Latvia's economy has been recovering strongly since 2010, following the deep downturn in 2008–09. Fransk [] : L'Estonie, la Lettonie et la Lituanie ont ressurgi de l'occupation soviétique. This program allows investors to get Latvia residence permit by investing at least €250,000 in property or in an enterprise with at least 50 employees and an annual turnover of at least €10M. [158] However, the chiefly consumption-driven growth in Latvia resulted in the collapse of Latvian GDP in late 2008 and early 2009, exacerbated by the global economic crisis, shortage of credit and huge money resources used for the bailout of Parex bank. [97] Nationally protected areas account for 12,790 km2 (4,940 sq mi) or around 20% of Latvia's total land area. Major rivers include the Daugava River, Lielupe, Gauja, Venta, and Salaca, the largest spawning ground for salmon in the eastern Baltic states. As an anonymous user, you can only add new data. Recent Posts. Real GDP growth of 5.5 percent in 2011 was underpinned by export growth and a recovery in domestic demand. [33] The Balts established trade routes to Rome and Byzantium, trading local amber for precious metals. [160][161], The economic crisis of 2009 proved earlier assumptions that the fast-growing economy was heading for implosion of the economic bubble, because it was driven mainly by growth of domestic consumption, financed by a serious increase of private debt, as well as a negative foreign trade balance.