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General Country Information
Capital: Riga
Population: 2,217,969 (July 2010 est.)
Form of Government: Parliamentary Republic

Telephone and Internet Communications in real numbers
Telephone - main lines: 644,000 (2008)
Telephone - mobile: 2.234 million (2008)
Internet hosts: 257,414 (2009)
Internet users: 1.254 million (2008)

Country Ranking
DOI* 2005/2006: 0.54
World Rank 2005/2006: 46

*The Digital Opportunity Index (DOI) evaluates the opportunity, infrastructure and utilization of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) worldwide and was created by the Korea Agency for Digital Opportunity and Promotion (KADO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The DOI is based on a scale of 0-1, where 1 is ideal, and the World Rank is taken into consideration out of 181 countries, based on the DOI.

National Disability Action Plan
UNCRPD Implementation Action Plan 2010-2012
Disability Policy Website

Disability Organizations and Contact Information:

Apeirons - Centre for Independent Living
Tompsona iela, 33-1
Riga, LV-1013
Email: info@apeirons.lv
Tel: +371-7377376
Fax: +371-7377376

Latvian Association of the Deaf
Elviras iela 19,
Riga, LV-1083
Email: lns@lns.lv
Tel: +371-747-0595
Fax: +371-747-0444

Latvian Disabled Children's and Youth Sports Federation
Lacplesa iela 5
Jelgava, LV 3002
Email: lbjisf@mailbox.jelgava.lv
Tel: +371-920-3488
Fax: +371-30-80-781

Latvian Society of the Blind
14/1 Pales Street
Riga LV-1024
Email: lnbcv@e-apollo.lv
Tel: +371-7-6532607
Fax: +371-7-532607

The Latvia Umbrella Body for Disability Organizations - SUSTENTO - DPI National Assembly
Gunta Anca
Nicgales Street, 26-315
Riga LV 1035
Email: gunta.anca@sustento.lv / sustento@sustento.lv
Tel: +371-7590437 / +371-9411488
Fax: +371-7590437