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    Lithuania Geography - 2004

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

      Geographic coordinates:
      56 00 N, 24 00 E

      Map references:

      total: 65,200 sq km
      water: NA sq km
      land: NA 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

      99 km

      Maritime claims - as described in UNCLOS 1982 (see Notes and Definitions):
      territorial sea: 12 NM

      transitional, between maritime and continental; wet, moderate winters and summers

      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: 45.46%
      permanent crops: 0.93%
      other: 53.61% (1998 est.)

      Irrigated land:
      90 sq km (1998 est.)

      Natural hazards:

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

      Environment - international agreements:
      party to: Air Pollution, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands
      signed, but not ratified: Air Pollution-Persistent Organic Pollutants

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

      NOTE: The information regarding Lithuania on this page is re-published from the 2004 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Lithuania Geography 2004 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Lithuania Geography 2004 should be addressed to the CIA.

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