GMAT Test Centers in Latvia

By | March 11, 2019

GMAT Testing Location

We have found 1 GMAT test centre in Latvia, located in Riga. For specific test dates of 2019, please refer to the end of this page.

GMAT Test Centers in Latvia

Riga Business School (RBS)

Skolas 11
Riga LV-1010
Latvia
Phone: +371 67217921

Test Center Information

Address of Riga Business School is 11 Skolas Street, Riga, LV – 1010, Latvia.
Information on RBS homepage: http://www.rbs.lv/about-rbs/rbs-location

GMAT Exam Dates in Latvia

Unlike some paper based exams, the GMAT is computer based. Therefore, there are no fixed test dates for GMAT. Wherever you are in Latvia, all test centers are open from Monday through Saturday throughout the year. Some even offer the exam every day of the year.  However, some test centers are not open on Sundays and national holidays. For example, most college-based test centers might be closed for extended periods around holidays. For precise testing dates in Latvia, please visit test-maker website – https://www.mba.com/.

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Country Overview

Latvia borders the Baltic Sea to the west, the Gulf of Riga and Estonia to the north, Russia to the east, Belarus to the southeast and Lithuania to the south.

Latvia lies in the northwest of the glacial Eastern European Plain. Two large inland ice glaciers, which covered this area in the period 25,000–12,000 years ago, left behind a landscape shaped by the Ice Age with ground moraine and terminal moraine lines after their retreat; hilly heights and numerous lakes (Lubāns, Raznas, Usmassee) are their characteristic forms. In the west, Latvia has a long coastline that balances the Baltic Sea. South of the Riga Bay extends on both sides of the widely ramified Courland Aa the Semgallen Plain, which merges into the Central Lithuanian plains in the south. This plain is bounded by mountain ranges: in the west lie the Kurländische heights (up to 184 m above sea level), which drop to the northwest towards the depression of the lower Windau. In the east, the central lowland is bounded by the Mid-Levland ridge on the upper reaches of the Livonian Aa, the highest point of which is Gaising Mountain (Latvian Gaiziņa kalns), the highest point in Latvia, rising 311 m above sea level.

The Baltic ridge with the Lettgallen Heights extends to the east. The hilly and many lakes Endmoränenkette is in the south of the glacial valley of the Daugava intersected (Daugava). The large depression of Lake Lubānsee (Lake Lubahn) lies between the heights of Latgale and Central Ivory, which, at 80 km 2, is the largest of the 2,256 inland lakes in Latvia, which are mainly located in the east of the country. Latvia has a dense network of rivers. The largest river in the country is the Daugava, which flows 352 km through Latvia. It flows into the Baltic Sea in the urban area of Riga and is navigable in the lower reaches.

Climate

Due to the proximity to the Baltic Sea with the Riga Bay protruding deep into the mainland, large parts of Latvia are determined by the maritime climate. The coldest months are January (in the eastern part) and February (on the coast). The mean July temperature is 16.0 ° C on the coast and 17.5 ° C in the east, the mean temperature in January regionally corresponding to −3 ° C and −7 ° C, respectively. The mean annual precipitation on the coast and in the lowlands is between 550 and 600 mm, at altitudes between 700 and 800 mm. Check campingship to see Latvia Travel Guide.

Vegetation

More than half of the country is forested, a large part of the forest area is taken up by pine forests. Moist swamp forests in the river plains consist mainly of black alder, aspen and birch. Coniferous forests with yew trees and hazel undergrowth can be found in the Semgallen Plain and in some river valleys. Large forest massifs have survived on less fertile and moist soils, especially in the coastal lowlands, in the depression around the Windau and around the Usmassee. About 10% of the territory is poo. There are extensive swamps in the coastal lowlands and in the Lubānssenke; 42% of all moors are raised bogs. Most of the agriculturally usable areas are located in the fertile Semgallen Plain. Through the draining of swamps, they were considerably expanded in historical times. In the glacial valley of the Livonian Aa lies the 920 km 2 Gauja National Park.

Country facts

  • Official name: Republic of Latvia
  • License plate: LV
  • ISO-3166: LV, LVA (428)
  • Internet domain:.lv
  • Currency: 1 euro = 100 cents
  • Area: 64 490 km²
  • Population (2018): 1.9 million
  • Capital: Riga
  • Official language (s): Latvian
  • Form of government: Parliamentary republic
  • Administrative division: 110 districts (Novadi), 9 republic cities
  • Head of State: President Egils Levits
  • Head of Government: Krisjanis Karins
  • Religion (s) (2017): 36.2% Lutherans, 23.5% other / no answer, 19.5% Catholics, 19.1% Orthodox
  • Time zone: Central European Time +1 hour
  • National holiday: November 18th

Location and infrastructure

  • Location (geographical): Eastern Europe
  • Position (coordinates): between 55 ° 30 ‘and 58 ° 04’ north latitude and 21 ° and 28 ° 12 ‘east longitude
  • Climate: Winter damp and cool climate
  • Highest mountain: Gaising (311 m)
  • Road network (2018): 15 158 km (paved), 55 086 km (unpaved)
  • Railway network (2018): 1,860 km

Population

  • Annual population growth (2018): -1.1%
  • Birth rate (2018): 9.6 per 1000 residents.
  • Death rate (2018): 14.5 per 1000 residents.
  • Average age (2018): 43.9 years
  • Average life expectancy (2018): 74.9 years (men 70.4; women 79.7)
  • Age structure (2018): 15.2% younger than 15 years, 19.9% ​​older than 65 years
  • Literacy rate (15-year-olds and older) (2015): 99.9%
  • Mobile phone contracts (pre-paid and post-paid) (2017): 126 per 100 residents
  • Internet users (2016): 81 per 100 residents

Economy

  • GDP per capita (2017): US $ 15,550
  • Total GDP (2017): US $ 30 billion
  • GNI per capita (2017): US $ 16,880
  • Education expenditure (2014): 5.3% of GDP
  • Military expenditure (2018): 2% of GDP
  • Unemployment rate (15 years and older) (2017): 9.1%