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Vidzeme

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Baltic states : Latvia : Vidzeme
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Vidzeme is a region in northeastern Latvia, bordering Estonia.

Regions

Cities

  • Cesis - town with many historic attractions.
  • Gulbene
  • Ligatne - a great natural park with wildlife animals and "fairy tale" forest with characters from famous latvian fairytales.
  • Madona - a scenic town surrounded by hills, forests and lakes, considered as a winter sports capital of Latvia.
  • Seda
  • Smiltene
  • Strenci
  • Valka - unique town on the border - that crosses the town centre - with Estonia. Due to the future plans it is close to regain the status of important cultural centre.

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Talk

  • Latvian is the official language of Latvian Republic.
  • English is the best option with yout as it is normally being tough as the first foreign language in the schools.
  • Russian is widely spoken by mid-age and elder people
  • People of northern areas (near Valka) may talk Estonian.

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