Where is Lithuania?

Located in Eastern Europe, Lithuania has a 1,549.00 km border with Belarus (640 km), Latvia (544 km), Poland (104 km), Russia (Kaliningrad) (261 km). It has a 90.00 km coastline. Lithuania and Russia committed to demarcating their boundary in 2006.

Lithuania is a European country covering 65,300.00 km2 of which 4.01% is water and 62,680.00 km2 is land. This makes it the 74th smallest country in the world and slightly larger than West Virginia. Its geographic coordinates are 56 00 N, 24 00 E and Vilnius is the capital city.

The meaning of the name "Lietuva" remains unclear, although it may be named for a stream in east central Lithuania.

Its ISO code is LT.

Geography

Lithuania has a mean elevation of 110 m above sea level.

It has a transitional climate with wet, moderate winters and summers. Its terrain is mostly made up of lowlands with many scattered small lakes and fertile soil.

Population

Lithuania has a population of 2,854,235 making it the 140th largest in the world. The country has a fairly evenly distributed population.

Lithuanian is the official language; Russian and Polish are also widely spoken. The majority ethnic group is Lithuanian. The majority of the population is Roman Catholic.

The dialing code for the country is 370.

Government

Lithuania is an independent country. It declared its independence in 1990. Its constitution was last ratified in 1992.

Economy

Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Lithuania's GDP is $85,620,000,000.00 (USD) with $29,900.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 89th largest economy and its citizens the 60th richest in the world. The currency of Lithuania is the Litas (LTL).

Its major export partners are Russia, Latvia, and Poland. Its main exports are refined fuel, machinery and equipment, and chemicals. Its major import partners are Russia, Germany, and Poland. Its major imports include oil, natural gas, machinery and equipment.

This page was last modified on December 16th, 2017