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Lithuania Geography 2017
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Lithuania Geography 2017
SOURCE: 2017 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on January 12, 2017

Location:
Eastern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea, between Latvia and Russia, west of Belarus

Geographic coordinates:
56 00 N, 24 00 E

Map references:
Europe

Area:
total: 65,300 sq km
[see also: Area - total country ranks ]
land: 62,680 sq km
[see also: Area - land country ranks ]
water: 2,620 sq km
[see also: Area - water country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 123

Area - comparative:
slightly larger than West Virginia
Area comparison map: slightly larger than West Virginia

Land boundaries:
total: 1,549 km
border countries (4): Belarus 640 km, Latvia 544 km, Poland 104 km, Russia (Kaliningrad) 261 km
[see also: Land boundaries country ranks ]

Coastline:
90 km
[see also: Coastline country ranks ]

Maritime claims:
territorial sea: 12 nm

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

Terrain:
lowland, many scattered small lakes, fertile soil

Elevation:
mean elevation: 110 m
[see also: Mean Elevation country ranks ]
elevation extremes: lowest point: Baltic Sea 0 m highest point: Aukstojas 294 m

Natural resources:
peat, arable land, amber

Land use:
agricultural land: 44.8% arable land 34.9%; permanent crops 0.5%; permanent pasture 9.4%
[see also: Land use - agricultural land country ranks ]
forest: 34.6%
[see also: Land use - forest country ranks ]
other: 20.6% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - other country ranks ]

Irrigated land:
44 sq km (2012)
[see also: Irrigated land country ranks ]

Population - distribution:
fairly even population distribution throughout the country, but somewhat greater concentrations in the southern cities of Vilnius and Kaunas, and the western port of Klaipeda

Natural hazards:
NA

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

Environment - international agreements:
party to: Air Pollution, Air Pollution-Nitrogen Oxides, Air Pollution-Persistent Organic Pollutants, Air Pollution-Sulphur 85, Air Pollution-Sulphur 94, Air Pollution-Volatile Organic Compounds, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements

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 2017 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Lithuania Geography 2017 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Lithuania Geography 2017 should be addressed to the CIA.




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