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Lithuania's Information

Flag of Lithuania
Land Area 62,680 km2
Water Area 2,620 km2
Total Area 65,300km2 (#121)
Population 2,854,235 (#140)
Population Density 45.54/km2
Government Type Semi-presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $85.62 Billion
GDP Per Capita $29,900
Currency Litas (LTL)
Largest Cities
  • Name: Lithuania
    (long form) Republic of Lithuania
  • Capital City: Vilnius (560,190 pop.)
    (850,300 metro)
  • Lithuania Population: 3,515,858 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Lithuanian Litas
    (conversion rates)

    500 Litas
  • Ethnicity: Lithuanian 84%, Polish 6.1%, Russian 4.9%, Belarusian 1.1%, other or unspecified 3.9%
  • GDP total: $64.8 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $20,100 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: Lithuanian (official) 82%, Russian 8%, Polish 5.6%, other and unspecified 4.4%
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipeda, Siauliai, Panevezys
  • Name: The first known record of the name Lithuania comes from an 11th century story which recorded a Latinized Slavic form of the name Lietuva. Despite the known origin, the meaning behind the name is still debated amongst scholars to this day.
  • National Day: February 16
  • Religion: Roman Catholic 79%, Russian Orthodox 4.1%, Protestant (including Lutheran and Evangelical Christian Baptist) 1.9%, other or unspecified 5.5%, none 9.5%
  • Symbols
This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

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