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Riga in Figures

  • Territory

The territory of Riga totals 304 km2 including the planned territory use method:

- Dwelling space – 91.03km2 (29.9%);
- Industrial space – 6.9 km2 (2.3%);
- Land for technological structures – 8.65 km2 (2.9%);
- Roads (streets) within the red line boundary for streets – 45.19 km2 (14.9%);
- Green area – 85.009 km2 (28.0%);
- Water – 47.67 km2 (15.7%);
- Port area – 16.66 km2 (5.5%);
- Airfield land – 2.86 km2 (0.9%).

Riga historical centre is 438 ha. Environment's accessibility: 39% nature territory (16% water, 23% greenery and nature territory). Green beltin total - 85.09 km2.

Source: Riga in Figures 2015

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 August 2015 was 696,593 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

2014

388834

313143

2015

385388

311205

Population by nationalities:

Latvians - 300696
Russians - 271056
Belorussians - 26749
Ukrainians - 25749
Poles - 13042

Population breakdown into districts:

Centre district – 23,955
Kurzemes district – 129,462
Latgales district – 184,451
Vidzemes district – 176,2540
Zemgales district – 103,539
Northern district – 78,932

Source: The Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs. Population Register data covering municipality dwellers.
(data as of 11 August 2015)

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

2014

4350

7514




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