Lithuania - Facts and Information
Long Name: Republic of Lithuania
Short Name (local): Lietuva
Long Name (local): Lietuvos Respublika
Member of European Union: Yes, 2004
International Dialing Code: +370
Capital City: Vilnius
National Tourist Office: Lithuanian Travel Guide
Foreign Embassies in Lithuania: Australia | Canada | U.K. | U.S.
Embassies and Visa Information: In Australia | In Canada | In the U.K. | In the U.S.
Nationality: Noun - Lithuanian(s), Adjective - Lithuanian
Government Type: Parliamentary democracy
Ethnic Groups: Lithuanian 80.6%, Russian 8.7%, Polish 7%, Belarusian 1.6%, other 2.1%
Religions: Roman Catholic (primarily), Lutheran, Russian Orthodox, Protestant, Evangelical Christian Baptist, Muslim, Jewish
Languages: Lithuanian (official), Polish, Russian
Monetary Unit: 1 Lithuanian litas = 100 centas
Area: 65,200 sq km – slightly larger than West Virginia
Climate: transitional, between maritime and continental; wet, moderate winters and summers
Population: 3,607,899 (July 2004 est.)
Sex Ratio: 0.89 male(s)/female (2004 est.)
Median Age: 37.4 years, male 34.8 years, female 40.1 years (2004 est.)
Life Expectancy: 73.46 years, male 68.22 years, female 79 years (2004 est.)
Population Growth Rate: -0.33% (2004 est.)
Net Migration Rate: -0.71 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2004 est.)
Unemployment Rate: 10.3% (2003 est.)
Gross National Income: US$4,490 (2003, World Bank)
Export Commodities: Mineral products 23%, textiles and clothing 16%, machinery and equipment 11%, chemicals 6%, wood and wood products 5%, foodstuffs 5% (2001)
Export Partners: Switzerland 11.6%, Russia 10.1%, Germany 9.9%, Latvia 9.7%, UK 6.4%, France 5.1%, Denmark 4.7%, Estonia 4.3%, Sweden 4% (2003 est.)
Import Commodities: Mineral products 21%, machinery and equipment 17%, transport equipment 11%, chemicals 9%, textiles and clothing 9%, metals 5% (2001)
Import Partners: Russia 22%, Germany 16.1%, Poland 5.2%, Italy 4.3%, France 4.2% (2003 est.)
Natural Resources: Peat, arable land
Public Television: Lithuanian TV (LRT)
Public Radio: Lithuanian Radio (LRT)
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Outline map courtesy of WorldAtlas.com.
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