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    Lithuania Geography 1995

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

      Map references: Asia, Europe, Standard Time Zones of the World

      total area: 65,200 sq km
      land area: 65,200 sq km
      comparative area: slightly larger than West Virginia

      Land boundaries: total 1,273 km, Belarus 502 km, Latvia 453 km, Poland 91 km, Russia (Kaliningrad) 227 km

      Coastline: 108 km

      Maritime claims:
      territorial sea: 12 nm

      International disputes: dispute with Russia (Kaliningrad Oblast) over the position of the Nemunas (Nemen) River border presently located on the Lithuanian bank and not in midriver as by international standards

      Climate: maritime; wet, moderate winters and summers

      Terrain: lowland, many scattered small lakes, fertile soil

      Natural resources: peat

      Land use:
      arable land: 49.1%
      permanent crops: 0%
      meadows and pastures: 22.2%
      forest and woodland: 16.3%
      other: 12.4%

      Irrigated land: 430 sq km (1990)

      current issues: contamination of soil and groundwater with petroleum products and chemicals at military bases
      natural hazards: NA
      international agreements: party to - Ship Pollution; signed, but not ratified - Biodiversity, Climate Change

      NOTE: The information regarding Lithuania on this page is re-published from the 1995 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Lithuania Geography 1995 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Lithuania Geography 1995 should be addressed to the CIA.

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