Latvia Country Quiz

Can you guess these facts about the country of Latvia?
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Last updated: June 11, 2020
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Capital city
Riga
Sea on which Latvia lies
Baltic Sea
Country from which Latvia gained its independence in 1991
Soviet Union
Countries that border Latvia
Belarus
Estonia
Lithuania
Russia
Latvia has the second _____ people in the world, trailing only the Netherlands
Tallest
Branch of Protestantism which is the largest Christian denomination in the country
Lutheran
Most popular sport
Ice Hockey
Country with a similar flag:
Austria
Latvian explorer Aleksandrs Laime is the first recorded human to reach this
South American waterfall on foot
Angel Falls
Series of events that led to the independence of Latvia and two of its neighbors
Singing Revolution
Language, starting with L, whose last native speaker died in 2013
Livonian
It has been claimed that Latvia's capital has the largest collection of buildings
built in this architectural style
Art Nouveau
Latvia's capital was part of this trade confederation of the Middle Ages
Hanseatic League
About 52% of Latvian land is covered with this
Forest
Country that controlled Latvia's northeastern parts between 1629–1721
Sweden
Latvian basketball player who was named an NBA all-star in 2018
Kristaps Porziņģis
Currency of Latvia
Euro
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Level ∞
Jun 11, 2020
It's crazy how Angel Falls wasn't known to the world until 1933 when Jimmie Angel flew over them in a plane. Aleksandrs Laime reached the foot of the falls in 1946, becoming the first European to do so.
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Level 72
Jun 11, 2020
It is surprising, though there are good reasons for it. Nobody really wants to trek for days and risk getting yellow fever or malaria without a good treatment handy
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Level 71
Jun 12, 2020
Machu Picchu is another one. Nobody knew about it until 1911!
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Level 64
Jul 28, 2020
Nobody white.
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Level 70
Jun 12, 2020
Mediacom has concluded that football is Latvia’s most popular sport – a title it has now held for three consecutive years. The annual study takes into consideration 65 sports activities in Latvia, calculating their popularity by taking into account the amount of active and passive participants in each sport at both a social and competitive level, as well as tracking the amount of coverage each sport receives in the media and attendance at events.
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Level 74
Jun 12, 2020
Yea, I was surprised about ice hockey. I thought it's only Canada and Finland who are nuts over bolts over it.
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Level 65
Nov 26, 2020
A lot of cold-weather Europe is crazy about hockey. Russia and Sweden especially. Czech Republic, Germany, Latvia, Belarus, Denmark, Norway, and Slovakia all enjoy hockey to varying degrees too.
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Level 67
Jun 25, 2020
please accept hanze / hanse for hanseatic
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Level 83
Nov 16, 2020
"Hansiatic" was my guess.
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Level 77
Nov 26, 2020
October Revolution also led to the independence of Latvia & co.

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Level 83
Nov 26, 2020
The "Singing" Revolution, huh?
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Level 55
Nov 26, 2020
It's is a really interesting story of unification and persistence!
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Level 65
Nov 26, 2020
Latvia regained its independence in 1991.
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Level 41
Nov 26, 2020
Yeah, During the Russian Revolution many countries, Like Finland and Latvia Gained there Independence from Russia to avoid being Communist. But then WW2 happened and The Soviet Union and took Latvia by the end of the war. Once Again since as Communism was beginning to fall, Latvia Regained it's Independence in 1991
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Level 77
Nov 26, 2020
It's a technicality really
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Level 53
Nov 26, 2020
I knew "Nouveau" but was just completely unable to spell it. I tried every combination of vowels with n and v I could think of except the right one