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Lettonia[edit]

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[edit]

The article refers to "glasnost and Perestroika". There's no reason to capitalize perestroika. I've fixed it. Omc (talk) 17:37, 15 December 2013 (UTC)

Religion - questionable data?[edit]

The ministry of justice, which publishes reports on the topic, writes here in report for 2012 [1] 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 [2] 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)

Tourism in Latvia[edit]

Hi! It would be great if you could create this article: Tourism in Latvia!

Perhaps you can draw some inspiration from Tourism in Brazil. :) Thanks & all the best, Horst-schlaemma (talk) 15:48, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

Copyright problem removed[edit]

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Vandalism[edit]

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 50.45.13.134 (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)