Here is some basic info about the country I live in to start with something:
Flag: Ethnic groups:
6.9% others 
Capital and largest city: Riga
Republic of Latvia is a country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. It is bordered to the north by Estonia, to the south by Lithuania, to the east by the Russian Federation, and to the southeast by Belarus.Across the Baltic Sea to the west lies Sweden. The territory of Latvia covers 64,589 km2 and it has a temperate seasonal climate.
Latvian language has many similarities with Lithuanian, but not with the Estonian language.Today the Latvian and Lithuanian languages are the only surviving members of the Baltic languages of the Indo-European family.
With a population of 2.24 million Latvia is one of the least-populous members of the European Union, and its population has declined
In the global financial crisis of 2008–2010 Latvia was the hardest hit of the European Union member states.Per Capita its GDP is only 57.3% of the EU average, making it one of the poorest member-states.
Latvia has about 50% of it's people living in Riga
and the rest spread out over a country that take about 8 hours to drive across from West to East.
Historically, the city of Riga was founded around the year 1201. However, the land area which is now Latvia was a major trade route by the Vikings from Norway traveling to Russia and Central Europe dating back several thousands of years.
German crusaders were sent into Latvia to convert the pagan population by force of arms.
-------------------Here are my own thoughts
(which can be subjective):
I live in Riga, the capital of Latvia.Riga is very beautiful city, especially it's old part.
And I really love my city with all it's pluses and minuses.
However I think it is very strange, that most of my co-citizens don't really know much about other parts of Latvia.
We have many beautiful beaches and untouched forests.
The best beach is in Jurmala, but I prefer to go to a wilder beaches because Jurmala can gather big crowd sometimes...
I have a summer cottage 70 km from Riga, located in a small village surrounded by forests.
I really like to spend time there because I can rest from all the city noise and rush.
There is a little town Sigulda near my cottage and it has many old and unique architecture like this:
Sigulda is especially beautiful in autumn.Some people call Sigulda "our Latvian Switzerland"
And I guess it is truth... :)
The history of Latvia is a very difficult and controversial topic.
Latvia has been occupied by Russians, Germans and some others many times.But what appears strange to me, is that Latvian people are mainly angry only about Russians.Back in the Soviet times few thousands of Latvians were violently sent to Siberia to camps and never came back.But in the literature and history books there are pretty much descriptions of violent behavior of Germans before Russians, but somehow Latvians don't want to remember that.
Even today when our country is independent for 20 years, Russia is portrayed in pro-Latvian media like a dangerous enemy.
Latvia spends a lot of money for the army, despite bad economic situation.Government and media try to convince people that it is for protection from Russia, but what they forget to say, is that if Russian army wanted to come here, it would destroy whole Latvia in 15 minutes literally even with all Latvian spendings on the army.
This huge amount of money would be really useful for ordinary people because a lot of them cant even get a job.
So it appears very laughable to me how some Latvians react about Russia and Russians.They still cant forget the ghosts of the past and it is their main excuse of not moving forward.They see everywhere the hand of Moscow.And they always do what USA asks them.However when we have any difficulties USA don't give a shit about us.
I really hope, that old generations will be gone and new young people will look in the future and not in the past.Because past slows down progress.
Nowadays Latvia is very attractive for foreign men because we have a lot of beautiful women who are really easy to catch because most of girls think that foreign man have tons of money.This tendency makes me really sad.
That's why many British are doing their parties in Riga and we hate them a lot because they act like animals here far from their homeland.
I guess I missed something but this is enough for the start.
If you have any questions, I would be really happy to answer them.
Thanks for your attention.