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Riga is the financial, creative, and cultural center of . It is the capital and the largest city in Latvia, it is also the largest city in the .

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Old Riga — in Latvian — is the old town of , here defined as the area east of Daugava river, south of Krisjana Valdemara iela, west of the city canal and north of the railway that crosses Daugava.

is a district in , right northeast of the .

is a part of , here defined as the eastern bank of the Daugava river minus and .


, which literally means "over Daugava" or "across the Daugava", is a part of , comprising the west bank of Daugava river.


  • Location:  , , ,
  • Population:  638,000
  • IATA airport code:  RIX
  • Latitude:  56° 56' 45.6" (56.946°) north
  • Longitude:  24° 6' 21.2" (24.1059°) east
  • Elevation:  6 meters (20 feet)
  • Neighbors: 
  • Wikidata:  Riga
  • Wikimedia Commons:  Riga

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Amharic:  ሪጋ Arabic:  ريغا Armenian:  Ռիգա Azerbaijani:  Riqa Belarusian:  Горад Рыга Bengali:  রিগা Breton:  Rīga Bulgarian:  Рига Central Kurdish:  ریگا Church Slavic:  Рига Chuvash:  Рига Cornish:  Rīga Eastern Mari:  Рига Egyptian Arabic:  ريجا Esperanto:  Rigo Estonian:  Riia Finnish:  Riika French:  Rīga Georgian:  რიგა Greek:  Ρίγα Hebrew:  ריגה Hindi:  रीगा
Icelandic:  Ríga Irish:  Ríge Japanese:  リガ Kazakh:  Рига Kirghiz:  Рига Komi:  Рига Korean:  리가 Latgalian:  Reiga Latvian:  Rīga Ligurian:  Rigg-a Lithuanian:  Ryga Luxembourgish:  Rīga Macedonian:  Рига Manx:  Rīga Marathi:  रिगा Nahuatl languages:  Rīga Ossetian:  Ригæ Persian:  ریگا Pitcairn-Norfolk:  Riigaa Polish:  Ryga Romanian:  Рига Russian:  Рига
Rusyn:  Ріґа Serbian:  Рига Silesian:  Ryga Tajik:  Рига Tamil:  ரீகா Tatar:  Рига Thai:  รีกา Tibetan:  རི་ག Udmurt:  Рига Uighur:  رىگا Ukrainian:  Рига Urdu:  ریگا Volapük:  Rīga Western Mari:  Рига Western Panjabi:  ریگا Yakut:  Рига Yiddish:  ריגע LVRIX Rija 里加

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