General Provisions

Article: 1. Latvia is an independent democratic republic.

Article: 2. The sovereign power of the State of Latvia is vested in the people of Latvia.

Article: 3. The territory of the State of Latvia, within the borders established by international agreements, consists of Vidzeme, Latgale, Kurzeme and Zemgale.

Article: 4. The Latvian language is the official language in the Republic of Latvia. The national flag of Latvia shall be red with a band of white.

[15 October 1998]