112 is one of the emergency numbers in Latvia.

The average time to answer a 112 call is 6 seconds. In addition to Latvian, the calls are answered in Russian and in English.

According to the latest E-communications household and telecom single market survey, 44% of Latvians know they can use 112 everywhere in the EU.

The European emergency number 112 is not the only emergency number in Latvia:

  • 110 and 02 - police
  • 113 and 03 - medical service
  • 114 and 04 - gas emergency
  • 01 - fire

"My safety" emergency application has been deployed that provides an accuracy based on the GPS coordinates of 112 caller with precision of 10 meters.

Disabled people can access 112 by sending an SMS.

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Published: 
Monday, 11 February, 2013
Last update: 
Tuesday, 9 May, 2017