Latvia

Twinned schools

School № 18

Country Fact Sheet:   It is located on the Baltic Sea coast, in Northern Europe. The largest city and capital is Riga. Latvian is the official language. The country with a population of 1.9 million is 149 in the world ranking.

Education and culture: The long-term objective of the Latvian education system is to transition to the knowledge-based economy. The country's two largest universities are the University of Latvia and the Riga Technical University.

Traditional Latvian folklore is popular. The Latvian Dance and Music Festival has been held since 1873 and is one of the most important events.

The country hosted the VIII World Chorus Games in 2014.

Sports: Ice hockey is very famous in Lavia. Helmut Balderis, Artürs Irbe, Sandis Ozolinsh and many other hockey legends are Latvian.

The second most popular sport is basketball. Basketball traditions are ancient. The Latvian national basketball team has won the first European Championships in 1935. At present, Kristaps Porzingis and Davis Bertans represent Latvia in the NBA.

In 2017, tennis player Jelena Ostapenko won the French Open Championship.

As you know, within the framework of the Olympic Culture and Education Program, our twinned schools will be operating as a bridge between Europe and Azerbaijan in the field of culture and education.

Secondary School № 18 named after a great Azerbaijani poet, Mikayil Mushfig - is one of these schools.

It's particularly noteworthy that the Secondary School № 18 has already taken the initial steps to gain a better understanding of the culture, history, national and modern sports of the European country they were earlier twinned with.

We sincerely believe that our school will continue its active participation in the presentation of Azerbaijani culture, art, and sports.

 

Phone: (+994) 594-50-31

Email: 18mekteb@baku.edu.gov.az

Address: Sh. Gurbanov Street 6/10