Latvia's National Encyclopedia unveiled online

Latvia's National Encyclopedia has been unveiled online on December 18. It is available at 

Currently, it has 727 entries on topics ranging from Latvian literature to physics and the palaeontology of invertebrates.

The encyclopedia features articles about specific topics written by industry experts. Each entry has a byline and every piece has been edited by a team led by Dr. hist. Valters Ščerbinskis.

Last time a similar encyclopedia was made more than thirty years ago when Latvia was still part of the Soviet Union.

While it is available only in Latvian, it is a trusted resource which can be useful even via a machine translation

A print volume mostly dedicated to the past 30 years of Latvian history was unveiled earlier. Work on the encyclopedia, which aims to consolidate knowledge about Latvia, started four years ago.

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