|Land Area||62,680 km2|
|Water Area||2,620 km2|
|Total Area||65,300km2 (#121)|
|Government Type||Semi-presidential Republic|
|GDP (PPP)||$85.62 Billion|
|GDP Per Capita||$29,900|
View all cities in Lithuania
- Name: Lithuania
(long form) Republic of Lithuania
- Capital City: Vilnius (560,190 pop.)
- Lithuania Population: 3,515,858 (2013 est.)
- World Populations (all countries)
- Currency: Lithuanian 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%
Are There Any Female Heads of Government?
There are many powerful women in politics around the world. Some examples are Queen Elizabeth and Prime Minister Theresa May of the United Kingdom, Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel, and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf the President of Liberia and the first female head of state in Africa.
10 Female Heads of State
What is a Puppet Government?
A "puppet state" is a government that has little will of its own, as it needs financial backing or military support. Thus, it acts an a subordinate to another power in exchange for its own survival. The puppet government still holds its own facade of an identity, perpetuated by retaining its own flag, name, national anthem, law, and constitution. However, these type of governments are not considered as legitimate according to international law.