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  • Territory

The territory of Riga totals 304.05km2 including the planned territory use method (2009):

- Dwelling space – 91.03km2 (29.9%);
- Industrial space – 6.9km2 (2.3%);
- Land for technological structures – 8.65km2 (2.9%);
- Roads (streets) within the red line boundary for streets – 45.19km2 (14.9%);
- Green area – 85.09km2 (28.0%);
- Water – 47.67km2 (15.7%);
- Port area – 16.66km2 (5.5%);
- Airfield land – 2.86km2 (0.9%).

Source: Riga territory planning for the years 2006 to 2018 with amendments explanatory note

Territorial division:

Centre district – 3km²
Zemgales district – 41km²
Latgales district – 50km²
Vidzemes district – 57km²
Northern district – 77km²
Kurzemes district – 79km²

  • Population

The total number of inhabitants within Riga on the 1st of July 2013 was 695,539 people. Population density was 2117 people per km2.

Year

  Women  

  Men 

2007

401378

  321107  

2008

398586

318785

2009

396309

316707

2010

392751

313662

2011

387826

311377

2012

286420

363433

2013

385009

310530

Population breakdown into districts:

Centre district – 23,740
Kurzemes district – 129,366
Latgales district – 187,014
Vidzemes district – 173,086
Zemgales district – 103,289
Northern district – 79,044

Source: The Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs. Population Register data covering municipality dwellers.
(data as of 1 July 2013)

Facts about Rigans

Riga City Registry Office data about registered marriage and children born:

Year

Marriages

Children

2004

4186

7407

2005

5060

7748

2006

5789

8240

2007

5842

8608

2008

4737

8890

2009

3865

7974

2010

3539

7392

2011

4118

6985

2012

4187

7435

2013

4109

7811

 

 


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