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Latvia and the euro

Latvia joined the European Union in 2004 and adopted the euro on 1 January 2014.

Latvia at a glance

Surface area: 64 590 km2
Population: 2 041 763 (Eurostat 2012)
Joined the European Union: 1 May 2004
Currency: Euro as of 1 January 2014 – previosuly the lats (LVL)

Euro information

Status: Latvia joined the euro area on 1 January 2014. The Latvian lats joined the Exchange Rate Mechanism (ERM II) on 2 May 2005, and observed a central rate of 0.702804 to the euro with standard fluctuation margins of ±15, but Latvia unilaterally maintained a 1% fluctuation band around the central rate.

Fixed conversion rate:€1 = 0.702804 Latvian lat.

Adoption of the euro: Latvia adopted the euro on 1 January 2014.

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Flash Eurobarometer. New Member States (that have yet to adopt the euro)


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