Iozoo Web Directory Latvia
Latvia is also known as the Republic of Latvia, and is located in the Northern portion of Europe in the Baltic area. Its borders are defined by Estonia to the North, by Lithuania to the South, and to the East by the Russian Federation and Belarus. The Western border is defined by the Baltic Sea. The country of Latvia enjoys a seasonally temperate climate.
The people of Latvia are of Baltic ethnicity, which is similar to the Lithuanians. They speak Latvian in their country. Today, the Lithuanians and the Latvians are the only societies who still speak the Baltic languages.
Today Latvia is comprised of 26 distinct districts, over which a centralized, democratic parliament governs. Riga is the capital of Latvia, and is also the largest city in the country. Latvia became a member in the United Nations in 1991, in NATO in 2004, and in the European Union in 2004.
Latvian Web Latvia has a population of 2,245,423 persons out of which 1,324,800 are the internet users, which constitutes 59% of web user penetration. There are 248,711 internet broad band connections as per data of March 2007. The web users in Latvia consist of mostly Latvian and Russian web sites. Popular web sites being Google, Youtube, Wikipedia, Yahoo, MSN and blogger apart from indigenous Russian and Latvian web sites. Draugiem.lv is a social networking web site, which is very popular in Latvia and restricts its entry by invitation only; Inbox.lv is a popular entertainment, information and mail website. One.lv and delfi.lv are also popular web sites. One.lv is a Russian social networking web site and delfi.lv is a information and news web site. Appolo.lv is another news and entertainment web site. Odnoklassniki.ru is the Russian social networking web site which is also quite popular in Latvian web user community. The Filebase.ws being a web site in Russian is a file sharing web site widely used in Latvia. Reklama.lv is a Latvian web site which deals in a variety of customer to customer (C2C) E-commerce activities, however there is an absence of other business to customer (B2C) web sites. Over all it can be shared that the web uses in Latvia basically revolves around only Latvian and Russian web sites. The social networking web sites are most popular, however blogging and B2C retails web sites are almost absent from the surfing habits of the Latvian web users. News and entertainment along with mail services are preferred in Latvia.
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