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Introduction:

BLithuanian 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 will join the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in 2018..

 

Lithuania Flag
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Lithuania Emblem
Emblem

Quick Facts

Population:
2,793,284 (July 2018 est.)

Map Reference:
Europe
Area:
total= 65,300 sq km

Government:
Parliamentary Democracy
Capital:
Vilnius

Internet Code:
.lt

Airports:
61 (2013)

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Lithuania Locater
Locater

Lithuania Map
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Astronaut Image

Astronaut Image
LITHUANIA
Mission/Frame: STS068-236-57
Spacecraft Altitude: 114 nautical miles (211 km)
Features:
VILNIUS, FORESTS, R., AGR.

 

 

 

 

 

   

Source: CIA The World Factbook

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