Lithuania

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Lithuania on World Map

Continent – Europe

Region – Eastern Europe, European Union, Eurozone

Size – 65,300 km²

Geography – flat land

Language – Lithuanian 82% (official), Russian 8%, Polish 5.6%, other 4.4%

Religion – Roman Catholic 77.2%, Russian Orthodox 4.1%, Other and none 18.7%

Monetary Unit – Euro

     Natural Resources – peat, arable land, amber

Agriculture – grain, potatoes, sugar beets, flax, vegetables, beef, milk, eggs, fish

Industry – metal-cutting machine tools, electric motors, television sets, refrigerators, freezers, petroleum refining, shipbuilding, furniture, textiles, food processing, fertilizers, agricultural machinery, optical equipment, electronic components, computers, amber jewellery

Map of Lithuania

Neighbouring Countries – Latvia, Russia, Belarus, Poland

Population –  3,505,738 (2014 estimate)

Population Growth Rate – -0.29%

Average Life Expectancy – 75.98

Capital City – Vilnius (546,000)

Highest Mountain – No mountains

Longest River – Nemunas (934km in Lithuania and Belarus)

Climate – Maritime Continental – cool winters – -4°C to 8°C and warm summers 10°C to 24°C

Yearly Rainfall – 75 cm (approx)

Plant Life – pine, spruce, birch, alder, aspen, ash, willow, rowan, hazel, oak

Animal Life – rabbit, fox, red deer, roe, elk, wild boar, badger, raccoon dog, wolf, lynx, beaver

Bird Life – jay, stork, lesser spotted eagle, osprey, black kite, honey buzzard, northern goshawk, Eurasian hobby

 

Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). Lithuania. Available: http://www.naturalhistoryonthenet.com/Facts_Figures/Country_Facts/lithuania.htm. Last accessed Monday, July 18, 2016

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