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  2. Riga - Wikipedia

    Riga (/ ˈ r iː ɡ ə /) is the capital and largest city of Latvia. Home to 605,802 inhabitants, the city accounts for a third of Latvia's total population. The population of Riga metropolitan area, which stretches beyond the city limits, is estimated at 860,142 (as of 2023).

  3. Riga, city and capital of Latvia. It occupies both banks of the Daugava (Western Dvina) River, 9 miles (15 km) above its mouth on the Gulf of Riga. An ancient settlement of the Livs and Kurs, Riga emerged as a trading post in the late 12th century. Learn more about Riga in this article.

  4. 10 must-see in Riga - Latvia

    Steeped in over 800 years of history and recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage site, Old Riga is the heart and soul of Latvia’s capital. Many nations have helped build this unique place, and famous figures from Peter the Great to Richard Wagner have spent time here.

  5. Riga |

    Riga, the capital of Latvia, is not only the crown jewel of Latvia, but also of the Baltics. Riga’s Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Riga has more than 600 000 inhabitants, making it the largest city in the Baltic States.

  6. Rīga travel - Lonely Planet | Latvia, Europe

    Rīga. Latvia. The Gothic spires that dominate Rīga's cityscape might suggest austerity, but it is the flamboyant art nouveau that forms the flesh and the spirit of this vibrant cosmopolitan city, the largest of all three Baltic capitals. Like all northerners, it is quiet and reserved on the outside, but there is some powerful chemistry going ...

  7. THE 15 BEST Things to Do in Riga - 2023 (with Photos) - ...

    Things to Do in Riga, Latvia: See Tripadvisor's 224,039 traveler reviews and photos of Riga tourist attractions. Find what to do today, this weekend, or in October. We have reviews of the best places to see in Riga. Visit top-rated & must-see attractions.

  8. Latvia - Wikipedia

    Riga became the capital of Swedish Livonia and the largest city in the Swedish Empire. After the Livonian War (1558–1583), Livonia (Northern Latvia & Southern Estonia) fell under Polish and Lithuanian rule.

  9. Riga Definition & Meaning |

    Riga definition, a seaport in and the capital of Latvia, on the Gulf of Riga. See more.

  10. Rīga is the largest, liveliest and most cosmopolitan of the Baltic capitals, with a great selection of accommodation to suit any budget and a wide variety of world cuisine.

  11. 10 Best Things to Do in Riga - What is Riga Most Famous For ...

    The best things to do in Riga include stunning architectural landmarks, world heritage sites, and lush green spaces offering brief escapes. The Latvian capital is a young-feeling city with a wealth of culture to explore.