Latvians in Lithuania

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Latvians in Lithuania
Latvieši Lietuvā
Total population
0.07% of the Lithuanian Population[1]
Regions with significant populations
Palanga, tiny population in Vilnius and Klaipėda
Latvian, Lithuanian, Russian
Protestantism, Roman Catholicism
Related ethnic groups
Latvians, Balts

The Latvian minority in Lithuania (Latvian: latvieši, Lithuanian: latviai) numbered 2,025 persons at the 2011 census, and at 0.07% of the total population of Lithuania, being the 9th biggest national minority.[2] The Latvian national minority in Lithuania has a long history.

According to the 2011 census, 46.2% of Latvians speak Latvian as their mother tongue, while Lithuanian is native for 27.8%, Russian - 14.6% of Latvians. 3.95% of Latvians are bilingual in terms that they have 2 mother tongues.

Cities with a relatively significant Latvian proportion:

Famous Lithuanians of Latvian descent[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Lithuania census 2011[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-09-23. Retrieved 2013-07-29.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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