Latvia is a country located in Northern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea to the west. It is bordered by Estonia to the north, Russia to the east, Belarus to the southeast, and Lithuania to the south. It has a population of approximately 1.9 million people, and its capital and largest city is Riga.
The official language of Latvia is Latvian, which is a Baltic language and one of the only two surviving members of the Baltic language family. Russian and English are also widely spoken in the country.
The currency of Latvia is the euro (EUR), which replaced the Latvian lats (LVL) in 2014. Banknotes are available in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, and 500 euros, and coins are available in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, and 50 cents, as well as 1 and 2 euros.
The flight time from the UK to Latvia can vary depending on the airline and route taken, but it typically takes around 2-3 hours for a direct flight.
Latvia is two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+2), which means that when it is noon in GMT, it is 2pm in Latvia.
The main airport in Latvia is Riga International Airport, located approximately 10 km southwest of Riga. The airport serves as the main hub for airBaltic, and handles both domestic and international flights. The address of Riga International Airport is Lidosta "Riga", Marupes novads, LV-1053, Latvia.