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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.


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Geography

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

Geographic coordinates
56 00 N, 24 00 E

Map references
Europe

Area World Ranking: 123
Total 65,300 sq km
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

Coastline
90 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 Aukstojas 294 m

Natural resources
Peat, arable land, amber

Land use
Arable land 44.81%
Permanent crops 0.9%
Other 54.29% (2005)

Irrigated land
13.4 sq km (2003)

Total renewable water resources
24.5 cu km (2005)

Freshwater withdrawal (domestic/industrial/agricultural)
Total 3.33 cu km/yr (78%/15%/7%)
Per capita 971 cu m/yr (2003)

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


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