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Latvia

The Constitution of the Republic of Latvia was adopted by the Constitutional Assembly of Latvia on 15 February 1922 and it was last amended on 30 April 2002.

Article 4
The Latvian language is the official language in the Republic of Latvia. The national flag of Latvia shall be red with a band of white.

Article 114
Persons belonging to ethnic minorities have the right to preserve and develop their language and their ethnic and cultural identity.

There is a State Language Law, meant to strengthen the position of the Latvian language. It was adopted in December 1999 and entered into force on the 1st of September 2000.

Note: The full text of the Constitution is available on Internet, as well as the complete text of the Official Language Law, provided by the Translation and Terminology Center.


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