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Lithuania - Facts and Information

Guest Author - Lisa Shea

Short Name: Lithuania

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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