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Figures from the CIA
World Factbook and
the Central Statistical
Bureau of Latvia.

(*) = treated as part of
the USSR

(1) Census data
published 3/31 gives
2,377,383

Special thanks to
Sandra Vitola of CSBL
for figures for Latvia
and Riga for 1985-1989
Year
Population CIA
Population CSBL
Population of Riga
1985
(*)
2,570,030
873,532
1986
(*)
2,587,716
880,121
1987
(*)
2,612,068
889,730
1988
(*)
2,641,097
902,043
1989
(*)
2,665.770
910,443
1990
(*)
2,668,140
909,135
1991
(*)
2,658,161
900,455
1992
(*)
2,643,000
889,741
1993
(*)
2,585,675
863,657
1994
2,749,211
2,540,904
843,552
1995
2,762,899
2,500,580
824,988
1996
2,421,163
2,469,531
810,172
1997
2,385,396
2,444,912
797,947
1998
2,353,874
2,420,789
786,612
1999
2,404,926
2,399,248
776,008
2000
2,385,231
2,381,715 (1)
766,381
2001
2,366,515
2,364,254
765,627
2002
2,348,784
2,345,768        
747,157
2003
2,328,199
2,331,480        
739,232
2004
2,306,306
2,319,203        
735,241
2005
2,290,237
2,306,434        
731,762
2006
2,274,735
2,294,590        
727,578
2007
2,259,810
2,281,305        
722,485
2008
2,231,503
2,270,894        
717,371
2009
2,245,423
2,261,294
713,016
2010
2,217,969
2,248,404
706,413
2011
2,204,708
2,229,627
700,107