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Statistical data
Focus on Europe

04 April 2008

Statistical data

Type of government: Republic.

The most important data are:
Population: 2.4 million inhabitants.
Popolation active: 1.2 million.
Surface: 64.589 sqKm.
Density: 36 inhabitants/sqKm.
Death rate: 13.8 per thousand
Life expectancy: males 67 years, females 77 years.
Urban population: 67,9%
Annual popolation risen: -0,7%.
Ethnic groups: Latvians 58,8%, russians 28,6%, bielorussians 3,8%, ukraines 2,6%, polishes 2,5%, lituanians 1,4%, juish 0,4%, others 1,9%.
Religions: atheists 62,9%, catholics 14,9%, protestants 14,6%, Orthodoxes 7,6%.
Gross Domestic Product - variation (GDP): 11,9%.
Gross National Product (GNP): 15.650 million dollars.
Unemployment: 6,8%.

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