Riga · Population

Question: What is the population of Riga? Answer: Riga, Latvia (Administrative unit: Riga) - last known population is ≈ 638 700 (year 2016). This was 32.66% of total Latvia population. If population growth rate would be same as in period 2015-2016 (-0.35%/year), Riga population in 2022 would be: 625 367*.

Population history [1]

Annual population change

[1959-1970] +2.13 %/year
[1970-1979] +1.39 %/year
[1979-1989] +0.95 %/year
[1989-2000] -1.58 %/year
[2000-2011] -1.34 %/year
[2011-2015] -0.68 %/year
[2015-2016] -0.35 %/year


GPS coordinates: 56.946, 24.106

Local time in Riga: 05:09 Friday GMT+2.

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Riga on city and population density map

City density [2]population density [3]Legend (Click on marker to hide it)

Sources, Notices

1959c, 1970c, 1979c, 1989c, 2000e, 2011c, 2015e, 2016e. Legend: e-estimate, c-census, o-other, ..
* Unofficial, calculated population.
** In some cases boundaries changes also influence the comparability of the population data. Data is provided "as is" without warranty or any representation of accuracy, timeliness or completeness. Terms of use.
[1] Sources
Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia
[2] City density map, generated by population.city using data provided to us by 1km.net website. Every circle is city with population over 5000. Link
[3] Population density map generated by instructions from daysleeperrr on reddig. Link1. Used data source is the Gridded Population of the World (GPW), v3 online at the the Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC) at Columbia University. Link2. Additional urban land cover: Extracted from Global Land Cover Characteristics Data Base Version 2.0 and Binary MOD12Q1 data on shadedrelief.com. Link3 (PNG,0.5Mb).