Riga is the capital and largest city in the country of Latvia. It is also one of the largest cities in northern Europe. Situated on the Gulf of Riga, at the mouth of the Daugava River, the city was founded in 1201. The historic centre of Riga is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Riga is famous for its Art Nouveau and 19th century wooden architecture. Riga is home to the European Union’s office of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC).
Riga is an important seaport and major industrial, commercial, cultural and financial centre for the Baltic Sea region. The city’s economic health is dependant on wood products, IT, edible produce, pharmaceuticals, transport, and metallurgy. Companies in Riga include Aerodium Latvia - renewal energy products, Latvijas G?ze - natural gas, Rimi Baltic - retail, and technology company Forticom. There are many areas within Riga to find office space.
Entertainment And Dining Out
There are many things to see and do in the city, including the Latvian National Opera, which is an incredible building showcasing opera and ballet. For a more exciting activity, visit the Cable Car Bungee Jump and throw yourself out of a cable car 45m (147 feet) above ground. Double Coffee is a company based in Riga, offering coffee, teas and a great selection of both Latvian and International cuisine. Other dining options include Le Crabe offering fish and seafood, Osiris serving moreish pancakes, and Traktieris a Russian restaurant with an impressive selection of vodkas.
Riga International Airport operates bus services between the airport and the city. There are services to the old town, the railway stations, and bus terminal. There is a ferry service between Stockholm and Riga, and train services operated by Latvian Railways to many cities in Latvia as well as notable cities in Russia, Belarus, and Estonia.