Description: The Political Map of Latvia showing names of capital cities, towns, states, provinces and boundaries with neighbouring countries.
Latvia is located on the Baltic Sea in Northern Europe with its borders touching Belarus, Lithuania and the Russian Federation. Although it is a small country, Batavia offers diverse and beautiful landscapes; two particularly splendid sights are the Gulf of Riga and the Baltic Sea.
The capital, Riga is the biggest of the Baltic capitals,
and is a UNESCO World Heritage site boasting the most
outstanding collection of Jungendstil (Germanic Art
Nouveau) buildings in Europe.
The landscape once out of Riga is scattered with picturesque villages, medieval towns, country castles, ruined fortresses, grand palaces, museums and folk parks. The coastland along the Baltic Sea offers endless sandy beaches, while the hinterland is an expanse of forest, lakes, rippling rivers mostly protected nature parks.
Other picturesque towns to visit are Cesis, Liepaja and Kuldiga. Cesis is one of Latavia’s oldest towns with wooden buildings and cobble stone streets, churches and magnificent castles, while Liepaja also boasts attractive architecture with a seaside park and the famous KGB museum. Kuldiga boasts Europe’s widest waterfall and the impressive torrent deriving from the Venta River, it is also a striking historic site.
Latvia has a milder climate to the west near the sea and temperatures are warm in summer from June to September. Winters are long and cold with temperatures remaining below zero from December to March. There is rain throughout the year and snow in winter.
Physical Map of Latvia
Physical map and map image of Latvia.
Road Map of Latvia
Road map and map image of Latvia.
Regional Directory of United States of America
Information and guide about United States of America and websites with American topics.
Regional Directory of Europe
Information and guide about Europe and websites with European topics.
Regional Directory of Australia
Information and guide about Australia and websites with Australian topics.