Information on geographical position of Latvia – highest points (uplands), major rivers, river basins and lakes.


All standing and flowing water on the surface of the land, as well as all groundwater to the landward side of the baseline (from which the area of territorial waters is measured).

Natural water body in the land deepening with slower water exchange.

A large watercourse mainly flowing on the earth surface with well-expressed riverbed and part of the flow can be underground.

Land area (territory) from which all-surface run-off flows trough sequence of springs, rivers and lakes flow in the river mouth, estuary, or delta and flow into the sea.

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Additional information

Before the occupation of Latvia in 1940, the country’s territory comprised 65.8 thousand km2, but in 1944 part of the Abrene district was annexed to the territory of the Russian Federation. However, already in 2007 all city Abrene and six district rural municipalities of Abrene (Kacēnu, Gauru, Augšpils, Linavas, Upmalas and Purvmalas) were added to territory of Russia.

Data collection

Survey method and data source

Information on geographical position of Latvia – highest points (uplands), major rivers, river basins and lakes – is compiled.

Farthermost points: northernmost 58°05' N; southernmost 55°40' N; westernmost 20°58' E; easternmost 28°14' E.

Contact person on methodology

Name Surname Phone number Position Email
Andra Lazdiņa +371 67366747 Senior Officer Andra [dot] Lazdina [at] csb [dot] gov [dot] lv

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