Bank of Latvia

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Bank of Latvia
(Latvian: Latvijas Banka)
Latvijas Banka logo.svg
Headquarters Riga
Established 7 September 1922[1]
Governor Ilmārs Rimšēvičs
Central bank of Latvia
Preceded by State Savings and Credit Bank
Succeeded by European Central Bank (2014) 1
1 The Bank of Latvia still exists but many functions have been taken over by the European Central Bank.

The Bank of Latvia (Latvian: Latvijas Banka) is the central bank of Latvia. It is one of the key public institutions and carries out economic functions as prescribed by law. It was established in 1922.

The principal objective of the Bank of Latvia is to regulate currency in circulation by implementing monetary policy to maintain price stability in Latvia. Until 31 December 2013, the bank was responsible for issuing the former Latvian currency, the Lats. The Bank of Latvia administration is located in Riga. The fiscal year for the bank begins on 1 January and ends on 31 December.

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  1. ^ "History of the Bank of Latvia". Bank of Latvia. Archived from the original on 18 August 2011. Retrieved 16 August 2011. 

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