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Riga is the capital of the Republic of Latvia and the geographical centre of  the Baltic States.
The city’s cross-roads location between Western Europe and huge Eastern markets has always been – and still is – one of Riga’s attractions for business activities.
The name of Riga is known across Europe.
When in the 14th and 15th centuries Riga became one of the most important trade centers of the Hanseatic League, the city was granted special rights to transport goods along the Daugava further to the East.
Nowadays, Riga is also an important transport junction. The main elements that make the city as a transit center are the harbor of Riga, the Riga International Airport and developed railway and road networks. The historically¬†developed transportation infrastructure has facilitated Riga’s evolution as the major industrial and business center in the Baltic region. The city is well known for its architectural and cultural values, skillful labor and developed infrastructure.
Riga is not only the backbone of Latvia’s economy but also the largest center of education and science. This is confirmed by a large number of cultural events, international exhibitions, scientific conferences and corporate events that every year take place in Riga.

In Brief:
Founded in 1201
Population: 815 000
Territory: 307 square kilometers
Climate: average temperature is  -4.9 degree C in January and +16.9 degree C  in July.