The Republic of Latvia is a European country with a population of about 2,300,000 people covering an area of about 64,500 square kilometers. Riga is the country's capital. The nation is located by the Baltic Sea. Latvia is bordered by Estonia to the North, Lithuania to the South and Russia and Belarus to the East. Latvia together with Estonia and Lithuania are often referred to as the Baltic Countries or Baltic States. The type of government is a parliamentary democracy. Latvia became independent in 1918, and was occupied by the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany during the second world war and again by the Soviet Union after the second world war until it regained it's independence in 1991. Latvia is a member of both the European Union and NATO. Major industries include the manufacturing of transportation vehicles, electronics, pharmaceuticals, textiles, and processed foods.
Please submit sites which are entirely in Latvian to World/Latviski. This category is only for English language websites that offer information about the geography, history, government, tourist accommodations and environmental news concerning the entire Republic of Latvia. Please place your site in the most appropriate subcategory. Submitting to the wrong category will delay your site''s placement in the Open Directory Project.
For national-level artistic, cultural, and entertainment activities and events, as well as related institutions, businesses, and organizations. Subjects may include, but not limited to: architecture, artists and galleries, clubs and venues, dance, libraries, movies, museums, performing arts, storytelling, circus, body art, music, photography, theater, and video production.
Only submit sites here, that have a national level relevance, and that have content in English.
Category includes webpages about companies that are in business to make a profit, such as manufacturers, retail stores, legal services, banks, insurance, real estate brokers and transportation of goods.
Submit sites here only:
  • if there are multiple locations of the business within Latvia,
  • the site has significant content in English.
This category is for websites about education as it applies to the entire Republic of Latvia. Includes topics concerning educational institutions, programs, teaching opportunities, alumni and reunion groups.
This category is for websites about traditional and continuing education program about the entire Republic of Latvia.

Please note that websites about dance and music education are not listed here, but are listed instead in the Arts and Entertainment category.

Listed in Embassies and Consulates categories are entities such as Embassies, Consulates, High Commissions, Permanent Representatives and de facto equivalents. Information on their formatting, and on the arrangement of related categories, can be found in the FAQ of Society: Government: Embassies and Consulates.

This category contains links to the categories for cities and municipalities in Latvia. The top section contains links to city categories, while the bottom section contains links to the categories for municipalities.
Please submit sites to their most appropriate locality or region (See: Regional: Europe: Latvia for regions).
News and media in Latvia.
Only submit sites here that cover Latvian news in general and that have content in English. Sites that do not meet these criteria will not be listed here. Submitting to the wrong category will delay you site''s placement in the directory.
The Riga Planning Region is an administrative subdivision of Latvia. The Riga Region covers the territory and uses the administrative boundaries of the now defunct districts of Latvia: Limbaži, Ogre, Riga and Tukums as well as the cities of Riga and Jūrmala. As of 6 June 2009 the region consist of 28 municipalities and 2 cities with a total area of 10,132 km².
Society and culture in Latvia.
The submission sites should cover topics of interest about the country of Latvia. Only suggest sites with English content to this category.
This category only contains links to transport service industries that have locations within the Republic of Latvia. Subject includes airlines, rail services, ships and ferries, and motor vehicles including cars and buses.
Include in this category personal transport services, such as buses or ferries.

Not included in this category are those industries that deal with cargo. Those should be submitted to the Shipping Storage and Logistics subcat.

Covers material that would be of interest to travels and through Latvia. Topics include but are not limited to travel guides, travel operators, lodging, local attractions, and parks.
Submit sites here that over travel and tourism related information or services that are concerned with the entire country of Latvia. Sites that focus or have service businesses within a locality should be submitted to that locality. Webpages concerned with travel within the city of Riga or travel agencies that have a single location within the capital city should be submitted to the Regional/Europe/Latvia/Localities/Riga/Travel_and_Tourism category. Sites that cover the entire Baltic region should be submitted to Regional/Europe/Regions/Baltics/Travel_and_Tourism. Only suggest sites with English content to this category.