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Riga, Latvia

Latitude and longitude coordinates are: 56.946285, 24.105078.

Riga is the capital city of Latvia, one of the most beautiful and old historic cities of the western part of Europe, founded by the Vikings in the 13th century AD. During certain historic epochs, the city was ruled by groups of Swedish, Russian and Soviet invaders, and the city's actual modern development started after the country had finally managed to get rid of the yoke of the Soviet Empire in the early 1990s. Today, Riga is one of the top tourist destinations, with a huge number of attractions, historic monuments and parks, theaters, and international cultural events. The historic center of the city is on the World Heritage Site list, and those amazing domes of Riga's cathedrals always remain at the hearts of those who came to visit this beautiful city at least once.

The city can be found on the shores of the Baltic sea, as well as on the banks of the beautiful river of Daugava. With the area of the city municipal zone exceeding one hundred miles, Riga is the largest city of the three former Baltic countries, Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia. Riga can be found in the central part of the country and the average elevation of the capital city is estimated to be close to 70-75 feet above the sea level. The city is a center of tourism and transportation of the country, with a large modern airport, Riga International Airport, located about 11 miles west of the downtown area of the city. Very often Riga becomes a venue for various kinds of international events, starting from official meetings and summits of the EU administration related organizations and ending up with numerous sports and culture related events.

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Riga, Latvia Lat Long Coordinates Info

The latitude of Riga, Latvia is 56.946285, and the longitude is 24.105078. Riga, Latvia is located at Latvia country in the Cities place category with the gps coordinates of 56° 56' 46.6260'' N and 24° 6' 18.2808'' E.

Riga, Latvia Geographic Information
DMS Lat56° 56' 46.6260'' N
DMS Long24° 6' 18.2808'' E
UTM Easting323,916.68
UTM Northing6,315,136.37
Country CodeLV
Zoom Level8

Coordinates of Riga, Latvia is given above in both decimal degrees and DMS (degrees, minutes and seconds) format. The country code given is in the ISO2 format.

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Riga citizen 2020-02-05 20:11:23

Riga was not founded by the Vikings. The town of indigenous Livonians was overrun and rebuilt by the Teutonic Knights, inaugurated in 1201. Livonia was run by the Baltic Germans , briefly and partly by the Danes and the Swedes, until 1710, when Charles xii of Sweden ceded Riga to the Russians.

Paul 2018-09-25 19:50:51

Riga was not founded by Vikings. Riga was founded by Albert von Buxthoeven a german.