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Riga

Latvian capital and former Hanseatic city, founded 1201, according to Room the name is from either Lithuanian ringa "bend, curve," or Latvian ridzina "stream," both with reference to its position on the Dvina River.

updated on August 18, 2021

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Definitions of Riga from WordNet

Riga (n.)
a port city on the Gulf of Riga that is the capital and largest city of Latvia; formerly a member of the Hanseatic League;
Synonyms: capital of Latvia
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