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Latvians abroad send LVL 350 million home every year

 RIGA, Dec 13 - Each year, Latvians abroad send home around LVL 350 million, "Nozare.lv" was informed by the Economy Ministry.

According to the Foreign Ministry's data on the number of Latvian nationals abroad, the Latvian diaspora amounts to 350,000-400,000 people.

The largest communities are in Great Britain - approximately 100,000 persons, the United States - 96,000 persons (including 15,000 Latvian citizens), Canada - 26,000, Ireland - LVL 25,000-30,000, Sweden - 5,000-30,000 (depending on various sources), Australia - 25,000, Russia - 20,000, Brazil - 20,000, Germany - 20,000.

As reported, Latvia's population reduced by around 300,000 persons in 2000-2011, mostly due to emigration.

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