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Learn more about Lithuania.
Flag of Lithuania Lithuania
Population: 3,607,899 (July 2004 est.)
Capital: Vilnius
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An Introduction to Lithuania
Independent between the two World Wars, Lithuania was annexed by the USSR in 1940. On 11 March 1990, Lithuania became the first of the Soviet republics to declare its independence, but Moscow did not recognize this proclamation until September of 1991 (following the abortive coup in Moscow). The last Russian troops withdrew in 1993. Lithuania subsequently restructured its economy for integration into Western European institutions; it joined both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004.

Lithuania map

Map of Lithuania ( Location ) : 56 00 N, 24 00 E, Eastern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea, between Latvia and Russia. For additional reports and educational information specific to Lithuania, refer to the Country Info menubar to the upper right.

About the Flag The Lithuanian Flag
Three equal horizontal bands of yellow (top), green, and red.

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Facts
Some interesting facts and figures about Lithuania.

Pop Growth Rate / Year:
    • -0.33%

Avg. Life Expectancy:
    • 68.22 yrs - Male
    • 79 yrs - Female

Phone Lines:
    • 824,200 (2003)

Televisions:
    • 1.7 million (1997)

Radios:
    • 1,900,000 (1997)

Internet Code:
    • .lt

Did you know ... People from Lithuania are called Lithuanians
 

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