Riga (Latvian: Rīga)
capital of Latvia
713,016 inhabitants
Largest City of Baltic states (Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania)
3rd largest in Baltic region (after Saint-Petersburg and Stockholm)
Riga's teritory: 307.17 km2 (water 48.50 km2)

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Riga is the capital and the largest city of Latvia. With 641 000 inhabitants, Riga is the largest city of the Baltic states and home to more than one third of Latvia's population. Ethnic Latvians made up 49.33% of the population of Riga, with the percentage of ethnic Russians at 37.21%, Belarusians at 3.88%, Ukrainians at 3.45%, Poles at 1.85%, Lithuanians at 0.83% and other ethnicities at 3.46%. The coldest months are January and February, when the average temperature is −5 °C (23 °F) but temperatures as low as −20 to −25 °C (−4 to −13 °F) can be observed almost every year on the coldest days. The summers in Riga are warm and humid with the average temperature of 18 °C (64 °F), while the temperature on the hottest days can exceed 30 °C (86 °F).