Friday, 15 January 2016

LATVIA - LATVIJAS REPUBLIKA

Latvia (Latvian: Latvija ), officially the Republic of Latvia (Latvian: Latvijas Republika), is a country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe, one of the three Baltic states. It is bordered by Estonia to the north, Lithuania to the south, Russia to the east, and Belarus to the southeast, as well as a maritime border to the west alongside Sweden. Latvia has 2,070,371 inhabitants and a territory of 64,589 km2 (24,938 sq mi).The country has a temperate seasonal climate.
Latvia is a democratic parliamentary republic established in 1918. The capital city is Riga. Latvians and Livs are the indigenous people of Latvia. Latvian is an Indo-European language; it and Lithuanian are the only two surviving Baltic languagesThe name Latvija is derived from the name of the ancient Latgalians, one of four Indo-European Baltic tribes(along with CouroniansSelonians and Semigallians), which formed the ethnic core of modern Latvians together with the Finnic Livonians. Henry of Latvia coined the Latinisations of the country's name, "Lettigallia" and "Lethia", both derived from the Latgalians. The terms inspired the variations on the country's name in Romance languages from "Letonia" and in several Germanic languages from "Lettland".

This beautiful Registered covers sent by my good friend Jozikk from Latvia. He is a cover collector and travel a lot. This cover posted on June 06, 2015 and I received on June 16,2015. Rcently their currency changed to Euro from Lats. Now old stamps which has the value written in old currency Lats is not valid. Thank You Jozikk for the perfect cover .


This is another beautiful cover from Lativia sent by Jozikk. You can see the stamps are not in Euro value. As per the Latvia Post rules stamps in old currencies are not valid for postage , but if a collector want to get it postmarked, it is allowed. Jozik did a big help for me, and sent this cover in another cover . Thank You very much Jozikk for the perfect cover into my collection.


These are my first covers from Latvia, sent by Birkmanis , by ICC circuits. 

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