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Aliases: Lietuva, Lietuvos Respublika, Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic, Republic of Lithuania

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Attribute Value
Geography
Area 65,300 km²
Continent Europe
Land area 62,680 km²
Water area 2,620 km²
Land boundaries 1,549 km
Border countries
  • Belarus
  • Latvia
  • Poland
  • Russia
Coastline 90 km
Mean elevation 110 m
Lowest point 0 m
Highest point 294 m
People
Population 2,731,464
Official languages
  • Lithuanian
Religion Roman Catholic
Government
Long country name Republic of Lithuania
Short country name Lithuania
Long local name Lietuvos Respublika
Short local name Lietuva
Former name
  • Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic
Government type Semi-presidential republic
Capital Vilnius
Economy
GDP (PPP) 91,470,000,000 USD
GDP (OER) 47,260,000,000 USD
GDP (real growth rate) 3.9 %
GDP - per capita (PPP) 32,400 USD
Gross national saving 18 % of GDP
Labor force 1,467,000
Unemployment rate 7.1 %
Population below poverty line 22.2 %
Budget revenues 15,920,000,000 USD
Budget expenditures 15,700,000,000 USD
Military expenditures 2.03 % of GDP
Taxes and other revenues 33.7 % of GDP
Budget surplus or deficit 0.5 % of GDP
Public debt 39.7 % of GDP
Inflation rate 3.7 %
Central bank discount rate 0 %
Commercial bank prime lending rate 2.8 %
Stock of narrow money 25,610,000,000 USD
Stock of broad money 25,610,000,000 USD
Stock of domestic credit 36,910,000,000 USD
Market value of publicly traded shares 6,760,000,000 USD
Current account balance 364,000,000 USD
Exports 29,120,000,000 USD
Imports 31,560,000,000 USD
Reserves of foreign exchange and gold 4,450,000,000 USD
External debt 34,480,000,000 USD
National currency litai
National currency (code) LTL
National currency (symbol) Lt
National currency rate to USD 0.884

Lithuanian lands were united under MINDAUGAS in 1236; over the next century, through alliances and conquest, Lithuania extended its territory to include most of present-day Belarus and Ukraine. By the end of the 14th century Lithuania was the largest state in Europe. An alliance with Poland in 1386 led the two countries into a union through the person of a common ruler. In 1569, Lithuania and Poland formally united into a single dual state, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. This entity survived until 1795 when its remnants were partitioned by surrounding countries. Lithuania regained its independence following World War I but was annexed by the USSR in 1940 - an action never recognized by the US and many other countries. On 11 March 1990, Lithuania became the first of the Soviet republics to declare its independence, but Moscow did not recognize this proclamation until September of 1991 (following the abortive coup in Moscow). The last Russian troops withdrew in 1993. Lithuania subsequently restructured its economy for integration into Western European institutions; it joined both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004. In 2015, Lithuania joined the euro zone, and it joined the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in 2018.

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