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General information*

Territory (at the end of 2002), thousand sq.km

Land
         agricultural land
          forests
Inland waters  
           

64.6

62.1
24.8
28.8
  2.5

Border length, km

land border length
          with Estonia (in the North) 
          with Russia (in the East)   
          with Belarus (in the Southeast)
          with Lithuania (in the South)
coast border length
    

1862

1368
  343
  282
  167
  576
  494

Average height of the territory above sea level, m

   87

Highest point of the territory (Gaizinkalns), m
    

 312

The longest rivers, km:

The Daugava
          of which within the territory of Latvia
The Gauja
The Venta
          of which within the territory of Latvia
      

 

1005
  352
  452
  346
  178

The largest lakes, sq.km:

Lubans
Razna
Engures
Burtnieks

 

 80.7
 57.6
 40.5
 40.1

Preservable and protected areas, thousand ha:

national parks
reserves
protected areas, country parks, regions of protected landscape and biosphere reserve
     

 

161.0
  24.5

 866.8

Population (at the end of 2001), thousand

 2331

*Latvijas Republikas Centrālā statistikas pārvalde, 2003

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