American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- The capital and largest city of Latvia on the Gulf of Riga, an inlet of the Baltic Sea bordering on Latvia and Estonia. Founded as a trading post on a site originally inhabited by Baltic tribes, the city became a member of the Hanseatic League in 1282 and later passed to Poland (1581), Sweden (1621), and Russia (1710). Population: 722,000.
- n. The capital of Latvia.
- n. a port city on the Gulf of Riga that is the capital and largest city of Latvia; formerly a member of the Hanseatic League
- From Latvian Rīga. (Wiktionary)
“This year the courses took place in Riga, because of ever increasing interest in the Old rite.”
“Ostwald in Riga, who, in fact, travelled to Uppsala to initiate”
“In 1886-1990 Arrhenius did work with Ostwald, first in Riga and then in Leipzig, and also with van't Hoff in Berlin.”
“Latvia: [...] a Pride march was held in Riga to celebrate the rights of LGBT people.”
“At the opposite end of the emotional spectrum came my visits to the Occupation Museum in Riga, the Ninth Fort in Kaunas, Lithuania, and the Antakalnis Cemetery in Vilnius.”
“I happened, quite by chance, to arrive in Riga on the opening day of the huge, five-yearly song and dance festival for the region.”
“ERGES, an architecture and design studio based in Riga, Latvia, have sent us photos of a recently completed interior design project.”
“My experience in both Talin and Riga is several years old now and so probably out of date.”
“The Briton, identified only as John, was detained early on Friday evening by the Freedom Monument in Riga - the memorial to all those who have sacrificed their lives in the cause of Latvian freedom, police spokeswoman Inese Timane told Deutsche Presse-Agentur dpa.”
“The incident comes only days after the British Embassy in Riga launched a public-awareness campaign aimed at boosting 'responsible tourism' - including respect for local sensibilities.”
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And why did I pick this list instead of the others????? Cuz I think Latvia is Awesome.
Capitals of countries, states, provinces, regions, &c., including former capitals and de facto capitals.
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