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Hi, Im looking for information about the national anthem of Latvia.
Who wrote the Latvian national anthem (lyrics and music)?
When was the national anthem of Latvia officially adopted?
Please add any valuable information like links to anthem's mp3, video, lyrics, free sheet music etc.
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The National anthem of Latvia is "Dievs, sveti Latviju!" which means in English "God Bless Latvia".
Latvia's anthem lyrics were written by Karlis BAUMANIS and the music was written by Karlis BAUMANIS.
Adopted 1920, Restored 1990; The Song Was First Performed In 1873 While Latvia Was A Part Of Russia; The Anthem Was Banned During The Soviet Occupation From 1940 To 1990.
National anthem of Latvia free mp3 download
Press to download the mp3 file of Latvia's National anthem - See link (file source: cia world factbook).
Listen to Latvia national anthem on Youtube
Latvian anthem lyrics (English translation)
God bless Latvia,
Our beloved fatherland.
Bless Latvia,
Oh bless it, we beseech thee! (repeat)
Where Latvian daughters bloom,
Where Latvian sons sing,
Let us dance happily there,
In our Latvia! (repeat)
You can find more information about Latvian anthem on Wikipedia - See link.
Sheet Music: View the Latvian national anthem sheet music - See link.


Latvian national symbol: white wagtail (bird).

Latvia flag

Conventional short form country name: Latvia.
Conventional long form country name: Republic of Latvia.
Local short form country name: Latvija.
Local long form country name: Latvijas Republika.
Former name of Latvia: Latvian Soviet Socialist Republic.
Latvia Government Type: parliamentary democracy.
Parliamentary democracy is a political system in which the legislature (parliament) selects the government - a prime minister, premier, or chancellor along with the cabinet ministers - according to party strength as expressed in elections; by this system, the government acquires a dual responsibility: to the people as well as to the parliament. 
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