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Lithuania Geography 2014

SOURCE: 2014 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Lithuania Geography 2014
SOURCE: 2014 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on January 31, 2014

Location:
Eastern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea, between Latvia and Russia

Geographic coordinates:
56 00 N, 24 00 E

Map references:
Europe

Area:
total: 65,300 sq km
[see also: Area - total country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 123
land: 62,680 sq km
water: 2,620 sq km

Area - comparative:
slightly larger than West Virginia

Land boundaries:
total: 1,574 km
border countries: Belarus 680 km, Latvia 576 km, Poland 91 km, Russia (Kaliningrad) 227 km
[see also: Land boundaries country ranks ]

Coastline:
90 km
[see also: Coastline country ranks ]

Maritime claims:
territorial sea: 12 nm

Climate:
transitional, between maritime and continental; wet, moderate winters and summers
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Terrain:
lowland, many scattered small lakes, fertile soil

Elevation extremes:
lowest point: Baltic Sea 0 m
[see also: Elevation extremes - lowest point country ranks ]
highest point: Aukstojas 294 m

Natural resources:
peat, arable land, amber

Land use:
arable land: 33.48%
[see also: Land use - arable land country ranks ]
permanent crops: 0.47%
other: 66.05% (2011)

Irrigated land:
13.4 sq km (2007)
[see also: Irrigated land country ranks ]

Total renewable water resources:
24.9 cu km (2011)
[see also: Total renewable water resources country ranks ]

Freshwater withdrawal (domestic/industrial/agricultural):
total: 2.38 cu km/yr (7%/90%/3%)
[see also: Freshwater withdrawal (domestic/industrial/agricultural) - total country ranks ]
per capita: 703.8 cu m/yr (2009)

Natural hazards:
NA

Environment - current issues:
contamination of soil and groundwater with petroleum products and chemicals at military bases

Environment - international agreements:
party to: Air Pollution, Air Pollution-Nitrogen Oxides, Air Pollution-Persistent Organic Pollutants, Air Pollution-Sulphur 85, Air Pollution-Sulphur 94, Air Pollution-Volatile Organic Compounds, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements

Geography - note:
fertile central plains are separated by hilly uplands that are ancient glacial deposits


NOTE: 1) The information regarding Lithuania on this page is re-published from the 2014 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Lithuania Geography 2014 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Lithuania Geography 2014 should be addressed to the CIA.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may habe the following issues:
  a) They assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assignes counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order






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