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Environment of Latvia

In Latvia, the amount of alternative and nuclear energy consumed amounts to 7.4% of the total energy use. Latvia emits 3.8 metric tons per capita of CO₂. The number of road motor vehicles per 1000 inhabitants in Latvia is 826.


Total land area of Latvia is 64,589 km2 (approx. 24,938 mi²). 28807 km2 of Latvia's territory is covered in forests. and forest land comprises 45% of all the land in the country.

Issues Latvia faces

Currently Latvia faces various issues, including a shift to service industries around 1990-2000, low quality drinking water, low hazardous waste management system, air pollution.