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___ Satellite View and Map of the City of Riga, Latvia

About Riga

Riga Coat of ArmsSatellite view is showing Riga, a seaport, largest city and the national capital of Latvia, one of the three Baltic states in North Eastern Europe.

The city is located at a sheltered natural harbour of the Daugava river, 15 km upstream from its estuary mouth to the Baltic Sea.

The Daugava river has been a trade route since ancient times. During the early Middle Ages Riga developed to a center of trade with the Vikings, the Germanic Norse seafarers. Riga became a Hanseatic city in 1282, one of the cities of the Hanseatic League, the mercantile and military alliance of German-dominated cities in Northern Europe.

Today Riga is the largest city in the Baltic states and Latvia's primate city, it is the financial, political, and population center of the country, and a major commercial, cultural, and political hub in the Baltics. Riga Port is one of the major ports in the Baltics.

The city has a population of about 700,000 inhabitants, 1 million people live in its metropolitan area (Riga Region), this is half of Latvia's population. Spoken languages are Latvian (official), Russian, and Lithuanian.

The Historic Centre of Riga is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The city was the European Capital of Culture during 2014.

The map shows a city map of Riga with expressways, main roads and streets, and the location of Riga International Airport official website (IATA code: RIX) about 10 km (6 mi) by road (via Krišjāņa Valdemāra iela/Lielirbes iela) west of the city.

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View of Riga's Old Town with Dome Cathedral, Vanšu bridge spanning the Daugava river in background.
Image: Véronique Dauge © UNESCO

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Local Time Riga:
Monday-March-4  00:02  
Time zone: Eastern European Time (EET) :: UTC/GMT +2 hours
Daylight saving time from end of March until end of October
UTC/GMT +3 hours.

φ Latitude, λ Longitude (of Map center; move the map to see coordinates):
Google Earth: Searchable Map and Satellite view of Riga, Latvia.
City Coordinates: 56°56′56″N 24°6′23″E
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