Official English Name: Republic of Lithuania
Official Local Name(s): Lietuvos Respublika
Common English Name: Lithuania
Capital: Vilnius

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Official Language(s)

Lithuanian
Secondary Languages: Polish, Russian

Resources

Peat, Arable land, Amber

Neighbors

Latvia (North), Russia (West), Poland (Southwest), Belarus (Southeast)

Ethnic groups

Lithuanian (84.2%), Polish (6.6%), Russian (5.8%), Belarusian (1.2%), Ukrainian (0.5%)

People

Est. Population:

2,854,235

Demonym:

Lithuanian

Religions:

Roman Catholic (77.2%)
Atheist (6.1%)
Russian Orthodox (4.1%)
Old Believer (0.8%)
Evangelical Lutheran (0.6%)

Largest City:

Vilnius (532,762)

Other Cities:

Kaunas (297,846)
Klaipeda (154,326)
Siauliai (102,981)

Geography

Region:

Eastern Europe

Bodies of Water:

Baltic Sea (West)

Total Area:

65,300 km2 (96.0% land, 4.0% water)

Total Land:

1,574 km

Total Coastline:

90 km

Climate

Transitional

Terrain:

Lowlands
Many lakes

Highest Point

Aukstojas (294 m)

Lowest Point

Sea Level

Government

Type:

Parliamentary Democracy

Heads of State:

President Gitanas Nauseda

Head of Government:

Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis

Admin. Divisions

60 Municipalities

Independence:

6 September 1991 (from Soviet Union)

Nat'l Symbol:

Vytis

Nat'l Anthem:

Tautiska giesme

Economy

GDP Per Capita

$28,400 (USD)

Currency

Lt (Litas)

Exchange Rate

$1 (USD) = Lt (Litas)3.05

Communication

Internet Code

.lt

Telephone Code

+370

Episodes Mentioned In

Episode 78 - Lithuania
Posted on Tuesday June 05, 2018

Cultural Notes

Out of all the Baltic states, Lithuania is the most homogeneous.

Sources

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/lh.html (Majority of information)
http://demoscope.ru/weekly/ssp/sng_nac_89.php (Ethnic data)
http://bit.ly/2fJcFHI (City population data)
Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)
Information accurate to best of ability as of 11 November 2016