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Lithuania Geography

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

Smoothed by glacier retreat during the last Ice Age, Lithuania is mostly flat lowlands in the west, with some low hills.

In the east and southeast, bogs, numerous small lakes, and the rolling hills of the Baltic Highlands dominate the landscape, where much of the land is covered by dense forest.

Its highest point is near the Belarus border where the Juozapine stands at 964 ft. (294m).

Important rivers include the Neman (Nemunas), Neris and Venta.

In the west along the Baltic Sea the shallow Curonian Lagoon extends south to Kaliningrad.

This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

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