Lithuania: Geography#

LocationEastern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea, between Latvia and Russia
Geographic Coordinates56 00 N, 24 00 E 56.0,24.0
Area total: 65,300 sq km
land: 62,680 sq km
water: 2,620 sq km
[Verified in 8 databases]
Land boundariestotal: 1,574 km
border countries: Belarus 680 km, Latvia 576 km, Poland 91 km, Russia (Kaliningrad) 227 km
Coastline90 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Baltic Sea 0 m
highest point: Aukstojas 294 m
Highest Mountains
Terrainlowland, many scattered small lakes, fertile soil
Natural HazardsNA
Natural Resourcepeat, arable land, amber
Land Usearable land: 33.48%
permanent crops: 0.47%
other: 66.05% (2011)
Climatetransitional, between maritime and continental; wet, moderate winters and summers
Irrigated Land13.4 sq km (2007)
Renewable Water Resources24.9 cu km (2011)
Environment_CurrentIssuescontamination of soil and groundwater with petroleum products and chemicals at military bases
Environment - international agreementsparty 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
Large CitiesVilnius; Kaunas; Klaipeda; Šiauliai; Panevežys
Important Cities
Geography-notefertile central plains are separated by hilly uplands that are ancient glacial deposits
Important Lakes