Information about Latvia

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The portal provides overall information in a number of languages on Latvia, its geography, history, politics, culture, society, and other topics. The portal presents the most relevant and notable facts and photographs highlighting the beauty of Latvia's nature, architecture and cultural heritage.

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National portal of Latvia,, your guide to e-Latvia. (Latvian state portal.)

The Portal was created to provide people in Latvia and abroad with centralized access to electronic services offered by different institutions. The Guide section leads to Internet resources of Latvian state and local authority institutions, structured by sector.

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Our passion is Latvian success stories!

You might wonder about it, but it does work. 
Latvia attracts, strongly.
Physicists define magnetism as the capacity to attract. For everyone else, magnetism manifests as the desire to have a link with Latvia, whether that be through business, culture, recreation, entertainment or personal relationships. What is more, Latvia is also able to connect seemingly polar opposites.
Latvia may be small. But that makes everything closer.
We don’t have a huge population, but there is no shortage of talent.
Not so many orators, but many movers and shakers.
No great mountains, but great minds.
Latvia is known for our world-renowned musicians, and equally for our renowned quantum physicists.
Latvians may be hesitant huggers, but never shy away from hard work.
Hence, we have both the oldest oak trees and the latest technology.
We have lots of storks – and a surprising number of robots.
Some think Latvians are predictable. We call it well-disciplined.
Responsible, reliable, qualified partners, fluent in several languages.
We keep our promises. We abide by decisions, and act on them.
That too is Latvia’s attraction. Or, as they say elsewhere – magnetism.

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Labs of Latvia

is a startup community platform providing information from and about Latvian startup scene to the world.

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Virtual tours in Latvia and 360° panoramic images

The Ocean Virtual Tours Agency for several years now has been producing spherical 360° panoramic images of Latvia, virtual tours and multimedia reports from the most attractive sites and notable events.

Currently virtual travelers can immerse themselves in the 800‑year history of Riga, take a virtual tour through Old Town, visit the romantic Liepāja, enjoy the Baroque splendor of Rundāle Castle, tour the Latvian coastline, stand on the Song Festival stage among 12,000 singers, take part in a traditional Summer Solstice rite in Turaida, etc. New exciting virtual routes will soon be opened to tell you more about Latvia, its culture, nature and people.

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Latvian National Museum of Art

The Latvian National Museum of Art is the largest treasury of professional art in the country and plays a notable role in collecting, preserving and promoting cultural values in Latvia and abroad. The museum, on a regular basis, holds art exhibitions, research conferences, various art and cultural events, takes part in international projects, and issues publications.

The structure of the Latvian National Museum of Art includes the museum's main building on Krišājņa Valdemāra iela, the Arsenāls exhibition hall, the Museum of Romans Suta and Aleksandra Beļcova, and since 1 January 2010, also the Museum of Decorative Art and design, and the Museum of Foreign Art.

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Music in Latvia

The Music in Latvia portal is supported by Jāzeps Vītols Music Academy of Latvia in association with the Music Information Centre of Latvia.


Latvian National Opera

The source of Latvian opera dates back to 1912 when Pāvuls Jurjāns established the Latviešu Opera in Riga. On January 23, 1919, the Latvian National Opera staged its debut performance, Richard Wagner’s opera Der fliegende Holländer. At present, the Latvian National Opera is a repertory theatre which stages an average of six new performances during the season from September till end of May, keeping balance between opera and ballet. During the season, the LNO shown more than 200 performances and hosts a number of symphony and chamber concerts.


The core functions of the National Library of Latvia (NLL) are the collection of national literature, its perpetual storage and the long-term provision of access to it.

The NLL collection (4.5 million units) embraces all branches of knowledge, the fundamental profile being Social Science and the Humanities. Library readers also have access to special collections – rare books, manuscripts, the Lettonica (Latvian) and Baltic Central Library collections, maps, sheet music, sound recordings, graphic publications, ephemera and periodicals. At present, most library activities and events are intended to support higher education, research and life-long learning.

The NLL is a center of theoretical research into and practical analyses of the activities of Latvian libraries. The Library operates as the center of Latvia's Interlibrary Loan system, provides library and information services to the Saeima (parliament), and is implementing library-sector standardization. From its very beginning, the NLL has been responsible for Latvia's national bibliography.