Flag of Latvia (GIF)



The flag of Latvia (Latvian: Latvijas karogs) is a two-color flag consisting of a red field with a white horizontal line in the middle. Red symbolizes the readiness of Latvians to sacrifice their blood for freedom and their willingness to defend their freedom. The height-to-width ratio in the flag is 1:2, and the current version of the flag was adopted on February 27, 1990.

The shield of its coat of arms includes a sun representing freedom, a red lion representing Courland and Semigallia, and a silver griffin representing Vidzeme and Latgalia. Above the shield are three golden stars, symbolizing the three historical regions of Latvia, and under the shield are oak tree branches, one of the symbols of the country.

The Latvian flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the globe.
Latvia, officially known as the Republic of Latvia, is a sovereign state in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. Its capital is Riga, and its population is about 1.883 million (2021). According to its land and sea borders, it borders with Belarus, Estonia, Lithuania, Russia, and Sweden.

The waving flag of Latvia with its coat of arms (unofficial)
COUNTRY PROFILE
Capital and largest city:Riga
Other major cities:Daugavpils,
Liepāja
Official language:Latvian
Region:Northern Europe
Ethnic groups:62.2% Latvian,
25.2% Russian,
3.2% Belarusian,
2.2% Ukrainian,
2.1% Pole,
1.2% Lithuanian,
0.3% Roma,
3.6% Others
Religions:34.2% Lutheranism,
24.1% Roman Catholicism,
17.8% Russian Orthodoxy,
1.6% Old Believers,
1.2% Other Christian,
21.1% Other or none
Nationality name:Latvian
Area:64,589 km²
(24,938 sq mi)
Population:1.883 million (2021)
Currency:Euro
Country codes:LV, LVA (ISO 3166)
Internet Top-Level Domain:.lv
Calling code:+371
Flag emoji code:🇱🇻


Keywords: Flag and coat of arms of Latvia (Latvian: Latvijas karogs un ģerbonis; Russian: Флаг и герб Латвии), GIF (Russian: гиф)

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