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Latvia Population

Latvia is a country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe, borders Russia to the east, Belarus to the southeast, Lithuania to the south, Estonia to the north and shares a maritime border with Sweden to the west. Latvia population in 2022 is estimated to be 1.891 million, covers country area of 64,589 sq km (24,938 sq mi), ranks one-hundred-twenty-second country by area and the one-hundred-fiftieth most populous country in the world. Latvia capital and largest city is Riga, other popular cities are Daugavpils, Jelgava, Jūrmala, Liepāja, Rēzekne and Ventspils. Country code is LVA, Population of Latvia in 2021 is estimated as 1.893 million. Life expectancy of Latvia is 70.58 years for male and 79.84 years for female.

Below table is the population of Latvia from 1960 to 2020:
YearPopulation
19602,120,979
19652,265,919
19702,359,164
19752,456,130
19802,511,701
19852,578,873
19902,663,151
19952,485,056
20002,367,550
20052,238,799
20102,097,555
20151,977,527
20201,901,548

Latvia population in 1960 is 2,120,979, by 1970 the population is increased by 238,185 totaling to 2,359,164, by 1980 the population is increased to 2,511,701, and by 1990 the total increase of 2,663,151 in 30 years from 1960 to 1990 resulting to 2,663,151. From 1990 to 2000, population decrease by -295,601 to 2,367,550, and from 2000 to 2010 the population of Latvia decline by -269,995 with a change of -11.40 percent and further decrease of population from 2010 to 2020 by -196,007 with a change of -9.34 percent and make up to 1,901,548.

Source : worldbank

Racial Groups in Latvia

According to stat, As on 2021, the Latvian population is 1.8 million, out of these 62.74 percent are Latvians, 24.48 percent are Russians, 3.1 percent are Belarusians, 2.23 percent are Ukrainians, 1.96 percent are Poles, 1.13 percent are Lithuanians and 4.33 are Other ethnicities.

Latvians1,187,891
Russians463,587
Belarusians58,632
Ukrainians42,282
Poles37,203
Lithuanians21,517
Other ethnicities82,111

According to stat,, Latvia was divided into 26 administrative districts. There are five planning regions of Latvia, they are Kurzeme, Latgale, Riga, Vidzeme and Zemgale.

RegionsLargest cityAreaPopulation (2021)
Riga + PierīgaRiga10,132 sq km998,467
KurzemeLiepāja13,596 sq km234,941
LatgaleDaugavpils14,549 sq km251,503
ZemgaleJelgava10,733 sq km226,356
VidzemeValmiera15,246 sq km181,942
LatviaRiga64,256 sq km1,893,209

Below is the Latvia cities and population in 2021:

CitiesPopulation (2021)
Riga620,974
Daugavpils81,074
Jēkabpils21,686
Jūrmala49,861
Jelgava55,953
Liepāja68,200
Rēzekne27,314
Valmiera23,046
Ventspils33,442

Latvia municipalities and population in 2021:

MunicpalityPopulation (2021)
Aglona municipality3,022
Aizkraukle municipality8,008
Aizpute municipality7,954
Aknīste municipality2,481
Aloja municipality4,391
Alsunga municipality1,260
Alūksne municipality13,708
Amata municipality4,957
Ape municipality3,162
Auce municipality5,882
Ādaži municipality11,877
Babīte municipality11,339
Baldone municipality5,439
Baltinava municipality910
Balvi municipality11,478
Bauska municipality22,146
Beverīna municipality2,882
Brocēni municipality5,617
Burtnieki municipality7,342
Carnikava municipality9,149
Cesvaine municipality2,219
Cēsis municipality16,208
Cibla municipality2,282
Dagda municipality6,339
Daugavpils municipality19,192
Dobele municipality19,097
Dundaga municipality3,507
Durbe municipality2,561
Engure municipality7,100
Ērgļi municipality2,527
Garkalne municipality9,197
Grobiņa municipality8,275
Gulbene municipality19,408
Iecava municipality8,321
Ikšķile municipality10,080
Ilūkste municipality6,264
Inčukalns municipality7,665
Jaunjelgava municipality4,940
Jaunpiebalga municipality1,948
Jaunpils municipality2,130
Jelgava municipality21,538
Jēkabpils municipality4,078
Kandava municipality7,455
Kārsava municipality5,068
Kocēni municipality5,768
Koknese municipality4,828
Krāslava municipality13,447
Krimulda municipality4,738
Krustpils municipality5,359
Kuldīga municipality21,739
Ķegums municipality5,236
Ķekava municipality24,659
Lielvārde municipality9,514
Limbaži municipality16,441
Līgatne municipality3,257
Līvāni municipality10,510
Lubāna municipality2,101
Ludza municipality11,720
Madona municipality21,488
Mazsalaca municipality2,825
Mālpils municipality3,274
Mārupe municipality21,614
Mērsrags municipality1,389
Naukšēni municipality1,645
Nereta municipality3,232
Nīca municipality3,071
..Nīca municipality2,355
Ogre municipality32,796
Olaine municipality19,862
Ozolnieki municipality9,978
Pārgauja municipality3,533
Pāvilosta municipality2,488
Pļaviņas municipality4,748
Preiļi municipality8,923
Priekule municipality4,890
Priekuļi municipality7,499
Rauna municipality2,983
Rēzekne municipality23,634
Riebiņi municipality4,388
Roja municipality3,327
Ropaži municipality6,867
Rucava municipality1,448
Rugāji municipality2,007
Rundāle municipality3,225
Rūjiena municipality4,719
Salacgrīva municipality7,124
Sala municipality3,189
Salaspils municipality22,944
Saldus municipality21,262
Saulkrasti municipality6,934
Sēja municipality2,138
Sigulda municipality18,063
Skrīveri municipality3,362
Skrunda municipality4,481
Smiltene municipality11,896
Stopiņi municipality12,098
Strenči municipality2,865
Talsi municipality27,210
Tērvete municipality3,234
Tukums municipality27,508
Vainode municipality2,161
Valka municipality7,534
Varakļāni municipality2,900
Vārkava municipality1,746
Vecpiebalga municipality3,522
Vecumnieki municipality7,622
Ventspils municipality10,659
Viesīte municipality3,449
Viļaka municipality4,383
Viļāni municipality5,300
Zilupe municipality2,502


References

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