|Baltic Sea- Lithuania's
|Neris River- one of
|Potato Blynai- a
|The Nemar River- one
of Lithuania's principle
|Venta River- One of
capital and largest city
|Adult Prevalence Rate:
People Living with HIV/AIDS:
0.1% (2009 est.)
Less than 100
|Baltic Highlands near
Updated 24 December 2012
|Curonian Spit on
Lithuania's Baltic coast
easternmost point on
the border with Belarus
point on the border
southernmost point on
the border with Poland
dancers in traditional
|Nida on the Curonian
dish of meat-stuffed
|North of Birzai-
northernmost point on
the border with Latvia
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Park near the border
|Tri-border point of
Lithuania, Poland and
the Russian exclave of
Republic of Lithuania is located in the east of the European Continent, with a population of 3,525,761, making it the 131st
largest national population. Its capital and largest city is Vilnius with a total population of 554,060. The country
encompasses 65,300 square kilometers making it the 123rd largest country in total area. It shares boundaries with Latvia,
Belarus, Poland, Russia and the Baltic Sea.
President Dalia Grybauskaite is recognized as the Chief of State and achieves that status through popular vote and holds
that position for five years and is eligible for a second term. Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius is recognized as the Head
of Government and achieves that status through appointment by the President on the approval of the Parliament and holds
that position for five years. Its form of government is a Parliamentary Democracy and they celebrate the creation of their
constitution on 25th of October 1992.
The languages commonly or officially spoken are Lithuanian, Russian, Polish and other, unspecified and no languages. It
counts among its major religions Roman Catholic, Russian Orthodox, Protestant and other, unspecified and no faiths. As
sources of mass communication it has 29 AM, 142 FM, 1 Short Wave and 27 Television stations.
Major geographical features are Juozapines Kalnas, its highest point at 293.6 meters and the Baltic Sea, its lowest point at 0
meters. Its principal waterway are the Venta River, Nemar River and Neris River, which measure 425 kilometers.
Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are metal-cutting machine tools, electric
motors, television sets, refrigerators and freezers, petroleum refining, shipbuilding (small ships), furniture making, textiles,
food processing, fertilizers, agricultural machinery and optical equipment. Its official currency is Lithuanian Litas.
Here’s something you may not know about Lithuania. Sacred Serpent is named after the zaltys, a revered grass snake. It
was a symbol of good fortune, and it was bad luck to kill a snake. The most popular children tale is also about snakes:
'Egle, the Queen of Serpents'.