Latvia’s capital city Riga is the only area in the country that is growing in population thanks to a positive internal migration flow. The rest of Latvia is suffering from a major population decline. Latvia has lost about one fifth of its population since 2000 due to low birth rates and emigration. Over the past two years, the number of immigrants fell, while the number of emigrants increased.
Latvia shrinks by 74 people each day
The population on average decreases by 74 people each day, this along with the issue of an ageing population is h...
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