About Riga

Riga is the Capital of Latvian republic. Riga was founded in 1201 and lies on the banks of the River Daugava. Riga is the largest city of the Baltic  states (700 000 inhabitants). The historical centre of Riga is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In 2014 Riga will be the European Capital of Culture. In 2013 Riga was selected by USA Today's readers as the most beautiful European city.

The climate in Riga is humid continetal. During the summer  it's rather warm with average temperature of 18C (64F), while during the hottest days the temperature can reach mora than 30C (86F).