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The growth of the population

The growth of the population

The growth of the population of towns was as much a result of the landless peasants’ migration as of the influx of the labour force from other regions of Russia. Latvian towns became more multi-ethnic.

Years Population in Riga
Russians in Riga
1854 54 536 15 098 (28%)
1867 102 590 25 772(25%)
1881 169 320 32 094(19%)

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