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    Lithuania Geography - 2006

      Eastern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea, between Latvia and Russia

      Geographic coordinates:
      56 00 N, 24 00 E

      Map references:

      total: 65,200 sq km
      land: NA sq km
      water: NA sq km

      Area - comparative:
      slightly larger than West Virginia

      Land boundaries:
      total: 1,612 km
      border countries: Belarus 660 km, Latvia 576 km, Poland 103 km, Russia (Kaliningrad) 273 km

      90 km

      Maritime claims:
      territorial sea: 12 nm

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

      lowland, many scattered small lakes, fertile soil

      Elevation extremes:
      lowest point: Baltic Sea 0 m
      highest point: Juozapines Kalnas 293.6 m

      Natural resources:
      peat, arable land, amber

      Land use:
      arable land: 44.81%
      permanent crops: 0.9%
      other: 54.29% (2005)

      Irrigated land:
      70 sq km (2003)

      Natural hazards:

      Environment - current issues:
      contamination of soil and groundwater with petroleum products and chemicals at military bases

      Environment - international agreements:
      party to: Air Pollution, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands
      signed, but not ratified: Air Pollution-Persistent Organic Pollutants

      Geography - note:
      fertile central plains are separated by hilly uplands that are ancient glacial deposits

      NOTE: The information regarding Lithuania on this page is re-published from the 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Lithuania Geography 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Lithuania Geography 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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