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Riga: Capital of Latvia
Riga is the capital and largest city of Latvia and is home to 671,000 inhabitants which is a third of Latvia's population. It is also the largest city in the three Baltic states and is home to one tenth of the three Baltic states' combined population. The city lies on the Gulf of Riga at the mouth of the Daugava river where it meets the Baltic Sea. Riga's territory covers 307.17 km2 (118.60 sq mi) and lies 1–10 m (3.3–32.8 ft) above sea level, on a flat and sandy plain.

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Watch as Soviet-era obelisk comes crashing down in Riga, Latvia [Video]

Watch as Soviet-era obelisk comes crashing down in Riga, Latvia

The nearly 80-metre spire was a prominent feature in downtown Latvia and has been used for commemorating Russia's Victory Day.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:22Published

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