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Riga is the capital city of the European country of Latvia. Riga is on river Daugava near the Baltic Sea.

The mayor of Riga is Nils Ušakovs.

History

Riga was founded in 1201. Since 1918 Riga has been the capital city of Latvia.

People

Most of the people are Latvian (45%) and 40% are Russian.

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