Aerial view of Riga, Latvia

Linux Around The World: Latvia

Last Updated on February 20, 2023

LatviaOfficial Language: Latvian
Population: 1.9 million
Capital: Riga
Currency: Euro (€) (EUR)
Major Industries: Transportation, information technology, financial services

Latvia is a country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. The country is bordered by Estonia to the north, Lithuania to the south, Russia to the east, Belarus to the southeast, and shares a maritime border with Sweden to the west.

User Groups

LocationLinux User Group
RīgaLATA: Latvian Open Technology Association unites organisations and individuals, including information technology providers and users who consider that they, their organisations and the whole society will economically benefit from broader use of open source solutions in Latvia.
RīgaLinux Centre is a laboratory of the Department of Programming, Faculty of Computer Science, University of Latvia, which unites teaching staff and Latvian open source enthusiasts.
RīgaPython Latvia was created with the goal of bringing together developers, learners, employers and technology enthusiasts of all sorts. Everyone is welcome, no matter your skill level or choice of programming language.

Did You Know? Around 56% of Latvia is forest, making it one of Europe’s greenest countries. Finland (71% of total land area) and Sweden (67%) are the most heavily forested countries, followed by Slovenia (64%), and Estonia (58%).

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