The Latvian Wikipedia Marathon (Latvian: Latvijas Vikipēdijas maratons) was a project that brought together the Latvian Wikipedia community with several private partners in a joint effort with the aim of expanding the Latvian Wikipedia to activate the usability of the Latvian language in the learning process, cognition and research work.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latvian_Wikipedia
Latvia is a democratic sovereign state, parliamentary republic. Capital city Riga served as the European Capital of Culture in 2014. Latvian is the official language. Latvia is a unitary state, divided into 119 administrative divisions, of which 110 are municipalities and nine are cities. Latvians and Livonians are the indigenous people of Latvia.
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Latvia is a country in Northern Europe. The capital is Riga. It is one of the Baltic States, together with Estonia in the north and Lithuania in the south. Latvia's neighbours to the east are the countries Russia and Belarus. Latvia is split into four parts called Kurzeme, Vidzeme, Zemgale, and Latgale. People from Latvia are called Latvians.
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The Latvian Wikipedia is the Latvian-language edition of the free online encyclopedia Wikipedia. It was created on 6 June 2003. With more than 103,000 articles, it is currently the 66th-largest Wikipedia as measured by the number of articles and the second-largest Wikipedia in a Baltic language. As of June 2020, it was the third most visited language Wikipedia in Latvia with 2 million page views. It ranked below the Russian Wikipedia and the English Wikipedia.
The Latvian Wikipedia was created alongside the Serbian, Kannada, Walloon, Wolof, and Xhosa Wikipedias. The oldest article is "Psihologija", which was published on 6 June 2003 and redirected to "Psiholoģija" on 7 December 2004. The main page was added four months after the first article, on 6 October 2003. The edition's initial growth was slow and some articles about important aspects of Latvian culture were missing at first. The article about Jāņi, for instance, was not written until ...
Since 31 October 2012, the Latvian Wikipedia displays a notice encouraging users to sign a petition on the Latvian social initiative platform ManaBalss.lv in an effort to change the Latvian copyright law, which permits taking pictures of architectural works and monuments, but only for non-commercial purposes. According to the petition, "such restrictions are not reasonable for buildings, monuments, sculptures and other three-dimensional works that cannot be fully reproduced in two dimensions". I
As of October 2020, the Latvian Wikipedia's 103,000 articles account for approximately 32% of all the articles written in a Baltic language, an increase from 24% in 2014. This makes it the second-largest edition in the family after Lithuanian, which accounts for 62%. In 2018, the most popular articles were "Latvija", "2018. gada Pasaules čempionāts hokejā", and "Rīga", the capital of Latvia. As of November 2019, the Latvian Wikipedia had 49 featured articles and a moderate ratio of 0.5 ...
The Latvian Wikipedia's original logo. Note that "Wikipēdija" was spelled with a 'W' from 22 September 2004 to 1 June 2005
Latvia, in whole or in parts, remained under foreign rule for the next eight centuries, finding itself at the cross-roads of all the regional superpowers of their day, including Denmark (the Danes held on lands around the Gulf of Riga), Sweden, and Russia, with southern (Courland) Latvia being at one time a vassal to Poland-Lithuania as well as ...
Latvians (Latvian: latvieši; Livonian: lețlizt) are a Baltic ethnic group and nation native to Latvia and the immediate geographical region, the Baltics. They are occasionally also referred to as Letts, although this term is becoming obsolete. Latvians share a common Latvian language, culture and history.
Latvia played their first match in 1922, a game against Estonia, which finished in a 1–1 draw. Latvia have won the Baltic Cup 12 times, and played 99 official games during its pre-war period from 1922 to 1940. In 1937, the Latvian team participated in the first qualification tournament for the 1938 World Cup.
Latvia on osallistunut olympialaisiin vuodesta 1924. Eniten mitaleita ovat saaneet painonnostaja Viktors Ščerbatihs, meloja Ivans Klementjevs ja BMX-pyöräilijä Māris Štrombergs. Latvian ensimmäinen olympiamitalisti oli Jānis Daliņš, joka otti hopeaa 50 kilometrin kävelyssä vuoden 1932 olympialaisissa.