Welcome to the Consulate General of The Republic of Latvia to Lebanon

The Consulate General of Latvia in Beirut represents the Republic of Latvia in Lebanon and covers the 5 Boroughs of Beirut, Zahle, North of Lebanon, the South of Lebanon, and the Mont Lebanon. Its broad mission is to promote Latvian interests in Lebanon and to provide assistance to Latvians visiting Lebanon and residents. The Consulate seeks to assist in fostering broader knowledge in Lebanon about Latvia and to facilitate increased business, educational, and cultural relations between Lebanon and Latvia - one of the European Union's fastest growing and historically and culturally interesting nations.

Things you should know about Riga

  • Riga is the largest city in the three Baltic States
  • There are three major ports in Latvia - Liepaja, Riga and Ventspils, as well as seven smaller ports - Skulte, Mersrags, Salacgriva, Pavilosta, Roja, Lielupe and Engure, which are situated along the entire coastline of Latvia.
  • Riga is Europe's capital of art nouveau architecture
  • Riga is one of the greenest city in the region
  • Historic center in Riga is included in the UNESCO world heritage list
  • Riga , ranked as the best large European city for cost effectiveness by FDI Magazine
Largest cities or towns of Latvia


Rank Name Pop.


1 Riga 705,703
2 Daugavpils 103,053
3 Liepāja 83,884
4 Jelgava 64,748
5 Jūrmala 56,147


6 Ventspils 42,657


7 Rēzekne 34,912
8 Valmiera 27,217
9 Jēkabpils 26,378
10 Ogre 26,167

Latvian News 30-9-2016

  • «Death» shows support to UGF?s work in government during doctors? protest The protest act organized by Latvian Health and Social Care Workers Union near the Saeima gathered 300 to 350 people. As noted by the head of the union Valdis Keris before the protest act, politicians remain deaf to the plight of doctors around the country. With that, the union was forced to use a creative approach to the problem. The union organized a special play for the Saeima. It centered around two characters: Nation?s Health and Green Death. The latter announced during the play that it has «great harvest in Latvia». The Green Death also promised to do everything in its power to ensure the Union of Greens and Farmers remains in power. After this theatrical play, Keris invited all those present and other people to sign the union?s collective letter that would be later sent to the Saeima. This letter states that if deputies vote in favour of a budget that does not provide sufficient funding to healthcare, none of the people who signed the letter would vote for any of them. Keris invited people to sign the letter online, in medical institutions and in the office of LVSADA. The protest act lasted about 15 minutes. It was organized in hopes of securing increased funding for Latvia?s healthcare. The motto of the protest act was ?For the nation?s life.