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The Strength Of The Nation Lies In Unity.

 

General


Population: 3,535,547 (2011)
Land Area: 65,300 sq km
Natural Resources: Peat, arable land, amber
Capital: Vilnius
Political System: Parliamentary Democracy
State Leader: Dalia Grybauskaite (2009)
Head of Government: Andrius Kubilius (2008)
Languages: Lithuanian, Russian, Polish
Currency: Litas (LTL)
Major Religions: Roman Catholic 79%, Russian Orthodox 4.1%, Protestant 1.9%, Other Or Unspecified 5.5%, None 9.5%
Major Ethnicities: Lithuanian 83.4%, Polish 6.7%, Russian 6.3%, Other or Unspecified 3.6%
Life Expectancy: 75.34 years (2011)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 35.73 billion (2010)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 56.22 billion (2010)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 15,900 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate: 0.4% (2010)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 4.3%, Industry 26.7%, Services 69.1% (2010)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 14%, Industry 29.1%, Services 56.9% (2005)
Industries: Metal-cutting machine tools, electrical motors, television sets, refrigerators and freezers, petroleum refining, shipbuilding, furniture making, textiles, food processing, fertilizers, agricultural machinery, optical equipment, electronic components, computers, amber jewelry
Agriculture Products: Grain, potatoes, sugar beets, flax, vegetables; beef, milk, eggs; fish
Human Development Index: 0.810 (40th)
Tourism Revenue: 874 million (2004)
Unemployment Rate: 17.9% (2009)

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Army Size: 13 510 (2004)
Budget: 1.2% of GDP (2006)

Current Situation

 

Lithuania is located in the Baltic region of Europe. Lithuania is bordered by Belarus, Latvia, Poland and Russia. Lithuania's growth rate for the past few years has been very high and very constant. Since joining the European Union Lithuania has taken advantage of trade links within the European Union, and now has one of the lowest corporate tax rates in the Union. Lithuania like the other Baltic countries has been hit hard by the global recession, its economy has cooled down enormously receding by 15% in 2009.

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Sources

CIA World Factbook: Lithuania
Wikipedia: Lithuania
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/LTU.html

Updated on: December 23, 2011