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Lithuania

Lithuania Tour

Lithuania lies to the north-west of the RUSSIAN FEDERATION and BELARUS and is bounded to the north by LATVIA and west by POLAND. It is the largest of the three former Soviet Baltic Republics. Before 1940 Lithuania was a mainly agricultural country but has since been considerably industrialized with shipbuilding, food processing and electrical machinery production being the most significant. Most of the land is lowland covered by forest and swamp, and the main products are rye, barley, sugar beet, flax, meat, milk and potatoes. About 20% of the population is engaged in agriculture, principally dairy farming and livestock production. Oil production has started from a small field at Kretinga in the west of the country, 16km (10 miles) north of Klaipeda. Amber is found along the Baltic coast and used by Lithuanian craftsmen for making jewellery.

Lithuania Tour: Lithuania – Fact and Info

Geographic coordinates: 56 00 N, 24 00
Area: 65,300 sq km

Coastline: 90 km

Climate: transitional, between maritime and continental; wet, moderate winters and summers

Population: 3,555,179

Ethnic groups: Lithuanian 83.4%, Polish 6.7%, Russian 6.3%, other or unspecified 3.6%

Religions: Roman Catholic 79%, Russian Orthodox 4.1%, Protestant (including Lutheran and Evangelical Christian Baptist) 1.9%, other or unspecified 5.5%, none 9.5%

Languages: Lithuanian (official) 82%, Russian 8%, Polish 5.6%, other and unspecified 4.4%)

Capital city: Vilnius

National holiday: Independence Day, 16 February (1918)

Internet country code: .lt

International Country Calling Code: 370

Currency: Lithuanian litas (LT)

web sites: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lithuania, www.visitlithuania.net

Lithuania