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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
People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.


  • George Maciunas founding member of Fluxus
  • Jonas Maciulis "Maironis" poet
  • Andrius Mamontovas singer, songwriter
  • Justinas Marcinkevicius poet, playwright
  • Arunas Matelis documentary film director
  • Martynas Mazvydas author, editor of first book in Lithuanian language
  • Jonas Mekas filmmaker
  • Icchokas Meras author
  • Antanas Merkys former prime minister
  • Vincas Mickevicius poet, novelist, playwright
  • Aurelija Mikusauskaite actress
  • Czeslaw Milosz poet, translator, nobel laureate
  • Juozas Miltinis theater director
  • Mindaugas only King of Lithuania
  • Vincas Mykolaitis-Putinas poet, prosaist
  • Algimantas Nasvytis architect
  • Eimuntas Nekrosius theater director
  • Salomeja Neris poet
  • Virgilijus Noreika tenor
P - R
  • Rolandas Paksas politician, former president
  • Justas Paleckis journalist, politician
  • Kazimira Prunskiene former prime minister
  • Satrijos Ragana author, educator
  • Violeta Riaubiskyte singer
  • Petras Rimsa sculptor, medalist
  • Mindaugas Rojus opera singer
  • Ceslovas Sasnauskas composer
  • Sarunas Sauka artist
  • Boris Schatz sculptor, artist
  • Gintare Scheidt dinghy sailor, Olympic medalist
  • Jurga Seduikyte singer, songwriter
  • Kazimierz Siemienowicz artillery general, gunsmith
  • Konstantinas Sirvydas lexicographer
  • Austra Skujyte athlete, Olympic medalist
  • Mykolas Slezevicius former prime minister
  • Antanas Smetona former president
  • Antanas Snieckus politician
  • Balys Sruoga poet, playwright, critic
  • Vytautas Straizys astronomer
  • Antanas Strazdas poet, priest
  • Aleksandras Stromas political scientist, dissident
  • Aleksandras Stulginskis former president
T - V
  • Juozas Tumas-Vaizgantas author, priest, literary historian
  • Juozas Urbsys diplomat, politician
  • Violeta Urmana soprano
  • Jonas Vaitkus theater, film director
  • Indre Valantinaite poet
  • Adolfas Valeska artist
  • Kazys Varnelis artist
  • Adolfas Vecerskis actor
  • Tomas Venclova scholar, poet
  • Antanas Vienuolis author, dramatist
  • Augustinas Voldemaras politician
  • Gintare Vostrecovaite figure skater
  • Vydunas philosopher, essayist
  • Vytautas ruler of medieval Lithuania
  • Zemaite author
  • Juozas Zikaras sculptor, artist
  • William Zorach sculptor, artist
  • Antanas Zmuidzinavicius artist
  • Arturas Zuokas politician, war reporter
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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

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