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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)

Reworking the lead section[edit]

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.

I'd like to hear out other people's opinions on this before re-writing it, as I genuinely don't want to have an edit war on my hands. :) Nameyxe (talk) 09:55, 25 November 2014 (UTC)

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number of species[edit]

The article claime that

Approximately 27,700 species of flora and fauna have been registered in Latvia.

This was changed today to 30,000. I could not find either number in the reference Nature and Environment given in the footnote. I found the number 27,700 in several places:

That is strange. (I am not necessarily claiming that this number is wrong, but we need a source.)

--Austrian (talk) 15:55, 22 January 2016 (UTC)

@Austrian: added back the claim with source in Latvian. --Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 20:19, 22 January 2016 (UTC)

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