The terms inspired the variations on the country's name in Romance languages from "Letonia" and in several Germanic languages from "Lettland".
In 1282, Riga, and later the cities of Cēsis, Limbaži, Koknese and Valmiera, became part of the Hanseatic League.
The southern part of Estonia and the northern part of Latvia were ceded to the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and formed into the Duchy of Livonia (Ducatus Livoniae Ultradunensis).
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You will finally discover what it means to be in love with a beautiful woman who loves you back. The country borders the Baltic Sea and rests between Estonia and Lithuania. Over two million people reside in Latvia, and the country consists of a wide variety of ethnic groups, including Latvian, Russian, Belarusian, Ukrainian, Polish, and Lithuanian.
It is bordered by Estonia to the north, Lithuania to the south, Russia to the east, and Belarus to the southeast, as well as sharing a maritime border with Sweden to the west.