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Quick Facts - Latvia


Capital: Riga
Political system: Parliamentary republic
Year of membership to the Council of Europe: 10 February 1995
Population: 2 041 763 (2012)     
Population density: 36 inhabitants/km²
Official language(s): Latvian
Non-nationals of total population: 17.0 % (2011)

Funding (2010)

Culture as share of total central government spending: 1.86 %     
Government expenditure on culture: 251 446 310 Euro     
Government expenditure on culture per capita: 52.00 Euro     
Share of spending on culture by central government: 45.85 %     

Employment (2009)

Share of cultural workers in total employment: 2.28 %     
Share of self-empoyed in cultural employment: 7.11 %
Share of self-empoyed in total employment: 11.39 %

Markets (2012)

CUPIX: Cultural goods: 110 %     
CUPIX: Public cultural services: 31 %     
Annual exp. per capita for recreation and culture: 675 USD (66 %     )

Participation

Cinema admissions per capita/year: 0.8 times (2010)     
Internet penetration rate: 76.9 % (2012)     

Ratification of Key Cultural Conventions

European Cultural Convention (1955): 7/5/1992  
European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages (1992): Not signed
European Convention for the Protection of the Audiovisual Heritage (2001): Not yet signed
UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005): Acceded on 06/07/2007

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              Council of Europe/ERICarts, "Compendium of Cultural Policies and Trends in Europe, 15th edition", 2014 | ISSN 2222-7334