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About Lithuania in detail
Where is Lithuania?
Lithuania, in case if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 54 41 N 25 19 E otherwise in Europe, in Eastern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea, between Latvia and Russia, west of Belarus.
What is the capital of Lithuania?
The capital city of Lithuania is: Vilnius.
What is the time in Vilnius?
It is 7 hours ahead of Washington DC during Standard Time, the timezone of Vilnius is: UTC+2.
What is the Internet code for Lithuania?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Lithuania is: .lt
What is the size of Lithuania?
The territory of Lithuania is total: 65,300 sq km; land: 62,680 sq km, water: 2,620 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Lithuania is slightly larger than West Virginia.
If we would like to walk around and discover Lithuania, we can do that by covering the distance of total: 1,549 km.
What is the water coverage of Lithuania?
We have mentioned already on this website, that what percentage of Lithuania is covered by water (see below), and this includes 90 km coastline.
What is the climate like in Lithuania?
The climate of Lithuania is transitional, between maritime and continental: wet, moderate winters and summers.
Geographical data of Lithuania
The elevation of Lithuania; mean elevation: 110 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Baltic Sea 0 m, highest point: Aukstojas 294 m.
The typical geographical details of Lithuania include lowland, many scattered small lakes, fertile soil.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Lithuania is fertile central plains are separated by hilly uplands that are ancient glacial deposits.
Resources and land use of Lithuania
The country’s main mined products are peat, arable land, amber. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 44.8%; arable land 34.9%; permanent crops 0.5%; permanent pasture 9.4%; forest: 34.6%; other: 20.6% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Lithuania
The number of inhabitants of Lithuania is 2,854,235 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of population distribution, it is safe to say that fairly even population distribution throughout the country, but somewhat greater concentrations in the southern cities of Vilnius and Kaunas, and the western port of Klaipeda.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 66.5% of total population (2015).
Most of the population in Lithuania is concentrated in VILNIUS (capital) 517,000 (2015).
Ethnicity in Lithuania
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: Lithuanian 84.1%, Polish 6.6%, Russian 5.8%, Belarusian 1.2%, other 1.1%, unspecified 1.2% (2011 estimate).
Spoken languages in Lithuania
The spoken languages in Lithuania are the following: Lithuanian (official language) 82%, Russian 8%, Polish 5.6%, other 0.9%, unspecified 3.5% (2011 estimate).
What are the most important religions in Lithuania?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Roman Catholic 77.2%, Russian Orthodox 4.1%, Old Believer 0.8%, Evangelical Lutheran 0.6%, Evangelical Reformist 0.2%, other (including Sunni Muslim, Jewish, Greek Catholic, and Karaite) 0.8%, none 6.1%, unspecified 10.1% (2011 estimate).
Further population data of Lithuania
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 14.93% (male 218,453 / female 207,643) 15-24 years: 11.55% (male 170,494 / female 159,283) 25-54 years: 40.36% (male 566,159 / female 585,862) 55-64 years: 13.73% (male 172,987 / female 218,955) 65 years and over: 19.42% (male 187,340 / female 367,059) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Lithuania is -1.06% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Lithuania the birth rate is 10 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 14.5 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in the developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so the childbearing is extended. In Lithuania the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best case scenario despite the fact that the birth of the children is postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as the life expectancy is also extended. In the case of Lithuania, these figures are . With the introduction of modern medicine, the vaccinations and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Lithuania are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 6.6% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Lithuania
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; Lithuania gained membership in the WTO in May 2001 and joined the EU in May 2004. Lithuania's trade with the EU and CIS countries accounts for approximately 87.3% of total trade. Foreign investment and EU funding have aided in the transition from the form.
GDP is an important figure as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Lithuania is $42.78 billion (2015 estimate).
An another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Lithuania is 2.6% (2016 estimate) 1.6% (2015 estimate) 3% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy, remember in 2015 when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Lithuania this is $29,900 (2016 estimate) $28,800 (2015 estimate) $28,100 (2014 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Lithuania produces?
The main agricultural products of Lithuania are grain, potatoes, sugar beets, flax, vegetables; beef, milk, eggs, pork, cheese; fish.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are metal-cutting machine tools, electric motors, television sets, refrigerators and freezers, petroleum refining, shipbuilding (small ships), furniture, textiles, food processing, fertilizers, agricultural machinery, optical equipment, lasers, electronic com. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on metal-cutting machine tools, electric motors, television sets, refrigerators and freezers, petroleum refining, shipbuilding (small ships), furniture, textiles, food processing, fertilizers, agricultural machinery, optical equipment, lasers, electronic com.
Drinking water source in Lithuania
It is important to mention, that - thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 99.7% of population, rural: 90.4% of population, total: 96.6% of population. Unimproved: urban: 0.3% of population, rural: 9.6% of population, total: 3.4% of population (2015 estimate).
Average number of childbirth in Lithuania
In Lithuania the average number of childbirth is 1.59 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Lithuania
The average age of the population is total: 43.4 years; male: 39.5 years, female: 46.7 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Lithuania it is 18 years of age, universal.
In this age when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Lithuania is -6.2 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: at least one parent must be a citizen of Lithuania. Dual citizenship recognized: no. Residency requirement for naturalization: 10 years.
Is Lithuania a safe destination? Healthcare services and contagious diseases in Lithuania
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and contagious diseases of their destinations. In Lithuania density of the hospital beds is 7 beds / 1,000 population (2011).
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Lithuania the degree of risk: intermediatevectorborne diseases: tickborne encephalitis (2016).
However, the HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Lithuania the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: .
Regarding tourism the obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate obese adults in Lithuania is 27.5% (2014).
What are the natural hazards Lithuania? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Lithuania are N/A.
More interesting facts about Lithuania
A few words about the past, as every country and society its connected to its history; 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 January 2014, Lithuania assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2014-15 term; in January 2015, Lithuania joined the euro zone..
In every nation's memory, there are cornerstones that placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Lithuania: 11 March 1990 (declared); 6 September 1991 (recognized by the Soviet Union); notable earlier dates: 6 July 1253 (coronation of MINDAUGAS, traditional founding date), 1 July 1569 (Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth created), 16 February 1918 (independence from Soviet Russia).
The flag and other symbols of Lithuania
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, three equal horizontal bands of yellow (top), green, and red; yellow symbolizes golden fields, as well as the sun, light, and goodness; green represents the forests of the countryside, in addition to nature, freedom, and hope; red stands for courage and the blood spilled in defense of the homeland.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of the national unity is the national anthem. The main purpose of the anthem is to share the nation's core values, endeavors, and the patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Lithuania: mounted knight known as Vytis (the Chaser), white stork; national colors: yellow, green, red.
Constitution of Lithuania
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Lithuania?
Most of the times the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Lithuania is civil law system; legislative acts can be appealed to the constitutional court.
It was Aristotle, who founded the theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have been defined, the way we still use them. In most of the democratic countries, the three authorities are separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities are usually interwoven in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Lithuania, we can highlight the following structures unicameral Parliament or Seimas (141 seats; 71 members directly elected in single-seat constituencies by absolute majority vote and 70 directly elected in a single nationwide constituency by proportional representation vote; members serve 4-year terms)elections: last held on 9 and 23 October 2016 (next to be held in October 2020)election results: percent of vote by party - LVLS 22.5%, TS-LKD 22.6%, LSDP 15%, LS 9.5%, LCP-LPP 6.3%, LLRA 5.7%, TT 5.6%, DP 4.9%, LZP 2%, Lithuanian List 1.8%, other 4.1%; seats by party - LVLS 54, TS-LKD 31, LSDP 17, LS 14, LLRA 8, TT 8, DP 2, LCP-LPP 1, LZP 1, Lithuanian List 1, independent 4.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Lithuania
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is the unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate, but as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Lithuania the labor force is 1.459 million (2016 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Lithuania is total: 3.8 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 4.3 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 3.4 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) - as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Lithuania is 8.2% (2016 estimate).
It is widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the fortune of the poorest half of the world's population.
In Lithuania, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: 2.6% highhest 10%: 29.1% (2008).
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index is named after its founder Corrado Gini an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one if the criteria is concentrated on the territory. In Lithuania the GINI index is .35,5 (2009).
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less is a subjective measure. It varies by country its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the poorest 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Lithuania the people living under the poverty line is lowest 10%: 2.6% highhest 10%: 29.1% (2008).
About the budget and central governments debt of Lithuania
Available budget mainly defines the state's economy. The budget of Lithuania is; revenues: $14.68 billion, expenditures: $15.12 billion (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 34.3% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Lithuania is calendar year.
In country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state local, federal and central governments debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Lithuania
A few further interesting and important economic data are the fallowing; Inflation rate: 1.5% (2016 estimate), -0.7% (2015 estimate) and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 3.1% (31 December 2016 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Lithuania
Lithuania, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Lithuania is: $23.52 billion (2016 estimate), $24.81 billion (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: refined fuel, machinery and equipment, chemicals, textiles, foodstuffs, plastics.
The most important imported products are: oil, natural gas, machinery and equipment, transport equipment, chemicals, textiles and clothing, metals, and the countries from where the import is coming: Russia 16.9%, Germany 11.5%, Poland 10.3%, Latvia 7.6%, Netherlands 5.1%, Italy 4.5% (2015).
Renewable energies used in Lithuania
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies has to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Lithuania, the indicator of how much of country’s produced energy is coming from hydroelectric source is 3.1% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy is produced is the 7.6% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Lithuania, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Lithuania; adequate; being modernized to provide improved international capability and better residential accessdomestic: rapid expansion of mobile-cellular services has resulted in a steady decline in the number of fixed-line connections; mobile-cellular teledensity stands at about 145 per 100 personsinternational: country code - 370; major international connections to Denmark, Sweden, and Norway by submarine cable for further transmission by satellite; landline connections to Latvia and Poland (2015).
Transport infrastructure in Lithuania
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Lithuania: 61 (2013), and the number of heliports: N/A.
The total length of the roadways in Lithuania: total: 84,166 km, paved: 72,297 km (includes 312 km of expressways), unpaved: 11,869 km (2012).
The total length of the waterways in Lithuania: 441 km (navigable year round) (2007).
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Facts about Lithuania
Name of the country: conventional long form: Republic of Lithuania, conventional short form: Lithuania, local long form: Lietuvos Respublika, local short form: Lietuva, former: Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic, etymology: meaning of the name "Lietuva" remains unclear; it may derive from the Lietava, a stream in east central Lithuania.
|Abbrevation: Lithuania||Geographic coordinates:
56 00 N, 24 00 E
|Capital of Lithuania: Vilnius||GPS of the Capital:
54 41 N 25 19 E
|Position: Eastern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea, between Latvia and Russia, west of Belarus|
|Land area: total: 65,300 sq km; land: 62,680 sq km, water: 2,620 sq km||Terrain: lowland, many scattered small lakes, fertile soil
||Area comparative: slightly larger than West Virginia|
|Population: 2,854,235 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: -1.06% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.06 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.05 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1.07 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 0.97 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 0.79 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.51 male(s) / female, total population: 0.86 male(s) / female, (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $23.52 billion (2016 estimate), $24.81 billion (2015 estimate)||Imports: $25.92 billion (2016 estimate), $26.93 billion (2015 estimate)||Import partners: Russia 16.9%, Germany 11.5%, Poland 10.3%, Latvia 7.6%, Netherlands 5.1%, Italy 4.5% (2015)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 66.5% of total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): VILNIUS (capital) 517,000 (2015)||Median age: total: 43.4 years; male: 39.5 years, female: 46.7 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: total: 2.059 million. Percent of population: 71.4% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 561,919. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 19 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 4.184 million. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 145 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 8.2% (2016 estimate)||Nationality: Lithuanian(s) adjective: Lithuanian||National holidays: Independence Day, 16 February (1918)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 74.9 years. Male: 69.5 years, female: 80.6 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 1.59 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 10 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write. Total population: 99.8%; male: 99.8%, female: 99.8% (2015 estimate)||Legal system: civil law system; legislative acts can be appealed to the constitutional court||Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal|
|Industries: metal-cutting machine tools, electric motors, television sets, refrigerators and freezers, petroleum refining, shipbuilding (small ships), furniture, textiles, food processing, fertilizers, agricultural machinery, optical equipment, lasers, electronic com||Industrial production growth rate: 3.3% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: 2.6% (2016 estimate) 1.6% (2015 estimate) 3% (2014 estimate)|
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