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ID: 7006541
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Latvia (nation)  Latvia (nation)

Coordinates:
Lat: 57 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 57.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 025 00 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 25.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Inhabited by prehistoric Finno-Ugric tribes; traded with Rome and German lands 1st-6th century CE; settled by Baltic Latgallians; battled expanding Scandinavian and Slavic tribes 8th-11th centuries; ruled by Livonia (13th century-1561), Poland, Germany, and Russia; official language is Latvian.

Names:
Latvija (preferred,C,V,Latvian-P,U,N)
Latvijas Republika (C,V,O,Latvian,U,N)
Latviskaya (C,V,Russian (transliterated)-P,U,N)
Lettland (C,O,German-P,U,N)
Letland (C,O)
Latvia (C,O,English-P,U,N)
Republic of Latvia (C,O,English,U,N)
Lettonie (C,O,French-P,U,N)
République de Lettonie (C,O,French,U,N)
Letonia (C,O,Italian-P,U,N)
Letonia (Spanish-P,U,N)
República de Letonia (C,O,Spanish,U)
Letónia (C,O,Spanish,U,N)
Латвия (C,O,Russian-P,U)
Латвийская Республика (C,O,Russian,U)
拉脱维亚 (C,O,Chinese-P,U)
拉脱维亚共和国 (C,O,Chinese,U)
لاثف اِ (C,O,Arabic-P,U)
جُهور ةً لاثف اِ (C,O,Arabic,U)
LVA (C,O,ISO3L)
LV (C,O,ISO2L)
ISO428 (C,O,ISO3N)
LG00 (C,O,FIPS)
Latvijskaja Sovetskaja Socialističeskaya Respublika (H,V)  ............ 1940-1990
Latviya SSR (H,V)  ............ 1940-1990
Latvian SSR (H,O)  ............ 1940-1990
Latvian (C,O,English,U,A)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Latvia (nation)  ........  Latvia (nation) (P)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Baltic Countries (general region)  ........  Baltic Countries (general region) (P)
Hierarchy of Latvia (nation)  ............  Latvia (nation)
 
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Northern Europe (general region)  ........  Northern Europe (general region) (P)
Hierarchy of Latvia (nation)  ............  Latvia (nation)
 
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Soviet Union (former nation/state/empire)  ........  Soviet Union (former nation/state/empire) (P,H)
Hierarchy of Latvia (nation)  ............  Latvia (nation) (P,H) 1940-1991

Place Types:
nation (preferred, C)  ............  independent from mid-19th cen.-1940, independent of the former USSR since September 6, 1991
primary political unit (C)
independent sovereign nation (C)
republic (C)

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Rīga .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, Europe, Latvia, Rīga) [7006484]
member of ....  European Union .......... (union)
................  (World, Europe) [7030305]
................  since 2004
member of ....  Euro Zone .......... (union)
................  (World, Europe) [7033130]
member of ....  United Nations .......... (organization)
................  (World) [7029605]
................  joined organization in 1991

Sources and Contributors:
Латвия..........  [VP]
.................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 25 July 2013
Латвийская Республика..........  [VP]
......................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 25 July 2013
拉脱维亚..........  [VP]
...........  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 25 July 2013
拉脱维亚共和国..........  [VP]
.................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 25 July 2013
لاثف اِ..........  [VP]
.................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 25 July 2013
جُهور ةً لاثف اِ..........  [VP]
.............................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 25 July 2013
ISO428..........  [VP]
.................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 16
Latvia..........  [BHA, VP]
.................  Britannica Book of the Year (1992) 720-721
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 507
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XXVIII, 1045 ff.
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) plate 46
.................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 62
Latvian..........  [VP]
.................  UN Terminology Bulletin 347 (1997) 21
Latvian SSR..........  [FDA, VP]
.......................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 288
Latvija..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1976)
.................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 653
Latvijas Republika..........  [VP]
...................................  Britannica Book of the Year (1992) 639
...................................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 649
Latvijskaja Sovetskaja Socialističeskaya Respublika..........  [VP]
...................................................................................  Rand McNally Atlas (1986) I-128
Latviskaya..........  [VP]
.......................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 353-354
Latviya SSR..........  [FDA, VP]
.......................  Times Atlas of the World (1988)
Letland..........  [VP]
.................  Engels Woordenboek (1987) 435
Letónia..........  [VP]
.................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) 319
Letonia..........  [VP]
.................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 62
Lettland..........  [VP]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 1:507
Lettonie..........  [BHA, VP]
.................  Cassell's French Dictionary (1981) 287
LG00..........  [VP]
...........  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) 46
LV..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Country Codes (1996) 16
LVA..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Newsletter (1992) 1992-06-15, III-17
República de Letonia..........  [VP]
...................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 25 July 2013
Republic of Latvia..........  [VP]
...................................  Britannica Book of the Year (1992) 639
...................................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
République de Lettonie..........  [VP]
.........................................  ISO Newsletter (1992) 1992-06-15, III-17
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, VP]
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1992) 639; 720-721
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 649
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 353-354
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 507; 1:507
..................  Cassell's French Dictionary (1981) 287
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1976)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XXVIII, 1045 ff.
..................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) accessed 10 August 2004
..................  Engels Woordenboek (1987) 435
..................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 16
..................  ISO Newsletter (1992) 1992-06-15, III-17
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) 46
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1986) I-128
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) 319
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1988)
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) plate 46
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 288
..................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 62
..................  UN Terminology Bulletin 347 (1997) 21
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 653
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985)

 

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