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Republic o Lithuanie
Lietuvos Respublika
Banner o Lithuanie Coat o Airms o Lithuanie
Banner Coat o airms
Anthem: Tautiška giesmė
Naitional Hymn
Locator map o Lithuanie
Location o  Lithuanie  (dark green)

– on the European continent  (green & dark grey)
– in the European Union  (green)  —  [Legend]

Caipital
an lairgest ceety
Coat of arms of Vilnius Gold.png Vilnius
54°41′N 25°19′E / 54.683°N 25.317°E / 54.683; 25.317
Offeecial leids Lithuanie
Ethnic groups (2011[1])
Demonym Lithuanie
Government Pairlamentary republic[2]
 -  Preses Dalia Grybauskaitė
 -  Prime Meenister Algirdas Butkevičius
 -  Seimas Speaker Loreta Graužinienė
Legislatur Seimas
Unthirldom frae Roushie / Germany (1918)
 -  First mention o Lithuanie 9 March 1009 
 -  Coronation o Mindaugas 6 Julie 1253 
 -  Union wi Poland 2 February 1386 
 -  Polish–Lithuanian
Commonwealth
created
1 Julie 1569 
 -  Pairteetions o the Commonwealth 24 October 1795 
 -  Unthirldom declared 16 February 1918 
 -  1st Soviet occupation 15 Juin 1940 
 -  Nazi German occupation 22 Juin 1941 
 -  2nt Soviet occupation Julie 1944 
 -  Unthirldom restored 11 Mairch 1990 
Aurie
 -  Total 65,300 km2 (123rd)
25,212 sq mi 
 -  Watter (%) 1.35
Population
 -  2014 estimate 2,944,459[3] (138t)
 -  2011 census 3,043,429[4]
 -  Densitie 50.3/km2 (120t)
141.2/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2014 estimate
 -  Total $70.840 billion[5]
 -  Per capita $23,850[5]
GDP (nominal) 2014 estimate
 -  Total $49.308 billion[5]
 -  Per capita $16,600[5]
Gini (2012) positive decrease 32.0[6]
middlin
HDI (2013) Increase 0.818[7]
very heich · 41st
Currency Lithuanie litas (Lt) (LTL)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 -  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Date format yyyy-mm-dd (CE)
Drives on the richt
Cawin code +370
Patron saint Saunt Casimir
Internet TLD .lta
a. An aa .eu, shared wi other European Union member states.

Coordinates: 55°N 24°E / 55°N 24°E / 55; 24

The Republic o Lithuanie (Lithuane: Lietuvos Respublika), for ordinar kent as Lithuanie juist, or Liefland, is a kintra in nor-aestren Europe.

Ane o the three Baltic States alang the Baltic Sea, it mairches ontae Latvie tae the north, Belaroushie tae the sooth-aest, Poland tae the sooth, an the Kaliningrad Oblast o Roushie tae the sooth-wast.

Geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

The lairgest an maist populous o the Baltic states, Lithuanie haes aboot 100 km o saundy coastline, that aboot 38 km o faces the open Baltic Sea. Lithuanie's major wairm-watter port o Klaipėda lees at the nairae mooth o Kuršių marios (Curonian bucht), a shauld bucht raxin sooth tae Kaliningrad.

The chief river, the Nemunas, an a puckle o its tributaries cairies internaitional shippin vessels.

Membership o internaitional bodies[eedit | eedit soorce]

Weel-kent Lithuanes[eedit | eedit soorce]

Ceeties o Lithuanie[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Kaunas
  • Klaipeda
  • Siauliai
  • Panevezys
  • Palanga
  • Nida
  • Sventoji
  • Druskininkai

Lithuane sportsmen[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Arvydas Sabonis, Basketbaa, Kaunas Zalgiris.
  • Sarunas Jasikevicius, New Orleans, USA.
  • Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Basketbaa, Cleveland USA

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Population at the beginning of the year by ethnicity". DB1.stat.gov.lt. Statistics Lithuania. Retrieved 2 July 2012. 
  2. Nutarimas, Constitutional Coort o Lithuanie, 1998.
  3. Number of population, Statistics Lithuania.
  4. Lithuanian 2011 Population Census in Brief. Statistics Lithuania. 2012. ISBN 978-9955-797-17-3. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 "Lithuania". International Monetary Fund. 2014. Retrieved 18 February 2014. 
  6. "Gini coefficient of equivalised disposable income (source: SILC)". Eurostat Data Explorer. Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
  7. "Human Development Report 2011". United Nations. 2011. Retrieved 2 November 2011. 

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