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Post office on Brīvības Blvd 32. © Foto: Toms Grīnbergs, Latvijas Universitātes Preses centrs

Mailboxes in Latvia are coloured yellow with the word „Pasts” written on it; postage stamps can be bought at the post offices, kiosks (f.ex. Narvesen) and some bookstores. The closest Post Offices to the University of Latvia are located in Brīvības Blvd 32 and shopping mall “Origo”. Major Post offices in other cities are located in the center of the city, usually near the central train or bus station.

Telephone numbers in Riga have eight digits and start with 6.

The numbers of most mobile phones start with 2, 6, 8, or 9. Other cities have special city codes and five digits.

Latvian city codes:

To call from abroad to Latvia, one should dial 00 followed by the country code 371.

Emergency information:

Firefighters: 112
Police: 110, 112
Ambulance: 113, 112
Gas leakage: 114, 112
Telephone directory inquiries: 1188 

Useful links: (for info how to call) (for sending free sms to the abonnements of Tele2) (for sending free sms to the abonnements of LMT)