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Lithuania Geography




Lithuania    Geography Top of Page
Location: Eastern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea, between Latvia and Russia
Geographic coordinates: 56 00 N, 24 00 E
Map references: Europe
Area: total:  65,200 sq km

land:  65,200 sq km

water:  0 sq km
Area - comparative: slightly larger than West Virginia
Land boundaries: total:  1,273 km

border countries:  Belarus 502 km, Latvia 453 km, Poland 91 km, Russia (Kaliningrad) 227 km
Coastline: 99 km
Maritime claims: territorial sea:  12 NM
Climate: transitional, between maritime and continental; wet, moderate winters and summers
Terrain: lowland, many scattered small lakes, fertile soil
Elevation extremes: lowest point:  Baltic Sea 0 m

highest point:  Juozapines/Kalnas 292 m
Natural resources: peat, arable land
Land use: arable land:  39%

permanent crops:  9%

permanent pastures:  6%

forests and woodland:  31%

other:  15% (2001 est.)
Irrigated land: 430 sq km (1993 est.)
Natural hazards: NA
Environment - current issues: contamination of soil and groundwater with petroleum products and chemicals at military bases
Environment - international agreements: party to:  Biodiversity, Climate Change, Hazardous Wastes, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands

signed, but not ratified:  Air Pollution-Persistent Organic Pollutants, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol

 

Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook








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