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free sms webLithuania, officially the Republic of Lithuania, is a country in northern Europe. The largest of the three Baltic States situated along the Baltic Sea, it shares borders with Latvia to the north, Belarus to the southeast, Poland and the Russian enclave of the Kaliningrad Oblast to the southwest. Lithuania has been a member state of the European Union since May 1, 2004.


Lithuania is situated in northern Europe and is the largest and most populous of the Baltic states. It has around 99 kilometres (61.5 mi) of sandy coastline, of which only about 38 kilometres (24 mi) face the open Baltic Sea; the rest of the coast is sheltered by the Curonian sand peninsula. Lithuania's major warm-water port, Klaipeda, lies at the narrow mouth of the Curonian Lagoon, a shallow lagoon extending south to Kaliningrad. The main river, the Neman River, and some of its tributaries carry international shipping vessels.

lithuania map free from mobile pc smsThe Lithuanian landscape has been smoothed by glaciers. The highest areas are the moraines in the western uplands and eastern highlands, none of which are taller than 300 metres (1,000 ft) above sea level, with the maximum elevation being Aukstojas Hill at 294 metres (964 feet). The terrain features numerous lakes, Lake Vistytis for example, and wetlands; a mixed forest zone covers 30% of the country. The climate lies between maritime and continental, with wet, moderate winters and summers. According to some geographers, Lithuania's capital, Vilnius, lies a few kilometres south of the geographical centre of Europe.

Largest cities

Rank City Population Population
Area Region
1 Vilnius 541,824 1379/km? 401 km? East
2 Kaunas 360,637 2319/km? 157 km? Middle
3 Klaipeda 187,316 1926/km? 98 km? West
4 Siauliai 129,037 1605/km? 81 km? North
5 Panevezys 115,315 2236/km? 52 km? North
6 Alytus 69,145 1747/km? 40 km? South
7 Marijampole 47,356 2271/km? 21 km? South
8 Mazeikiai 40,925 2956/km? 14 km? North
9 Jonava 34,696 Middle
10 Utena 32,881 2191/km? 15,1 km? East
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