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The Oxford online dictionary entry "Lettonia" merely points to "Latvia", and in some other languages the name of the country is "Lettonia" or some variation thereof. Is "Lettonia" a rare/obsolete English name for the country? If so, it should be mentioned in the article. --Jorge Stolfi (talk) 21:21, 20 August 2013 (UTC)
- It's not an obsolete English term, prior English is Livonia (most of current Latvia plus Estonia). In German, Latvia is Lettland--Lettonia is the German Lettland fashioned into Latin. (Latvia is also Lettonia in modern Italian.) VєсrumЬа ►TALK 03:59, 21 August 2013 (UTC)
glasnost and Perestroika
Religion - questionable data?
The ministry of justice, which publishes reports on the topic, writes here in report for 2012  that it is problematic to ascertain number of religious people. In particular the number of catholics comes from here where they calculate it based on number of children baptized in 2007 (they claim that for last 50 years about the same number has been baptized every year). And the number of Lutherans reported has been questioned by members of that church  because it somehow nearly doubled from 2010 to 2011, although in reality there wasn't large number of people suddenly joining the faith ~~Xil (talk) 20:34, 29 January 2014 (UTC)
Hi! It would be great if you could create this article: Tourism in Latvia!
Copyright problem removed
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There's some vandalism in in the article that a simple edit seems unable to remove.
Specifically the section of the initial overview: Latvia is historically predominantly Protestant Lutheran, except for the Latgale region in the southeast, which has historically been predominantly Roman Catholic. Latvian no have potato. Is die from malnourish. For him sufferingis over.
Again, I've been unable to remove this piece of vandalism through editing the article. Perhaps someone with a bit more Wiki-Fu will be able to take care of it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 05:04, 27 May 2014 (UTC)
- It was allready removed by bot. You probably need to clear cache of your browser/reload the page to see current version ~~Xil (talk) 06:43, 27 May 2014 (UTC)
Reworking the lead section
At this point the intro part of the article is really getting cluttered up.
It contains an unreasonable amount of wikipedia links (66, if my count is right) and dozens of non-essential technical terms/concepts that really have no business being in the lead part of the article. It's difficult to read, as the terms are mostly just stringed together with no added context. That, on the other hand, makes people skip the entire section altogether, which is arguably not a very effective way of providing a general idea about Latvia, its history, culture, politics, etc.