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Lithuania

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Lietuva

Lietuvių Lietuva - Lietuvos Respublika

Lietuvos Respublika, valstybė pačiame geografinės Europos centre (Baltijos jūros pietrytinėje pakrantėje) ir Vakarų Europos civilizacinio arealo rytiniame pakraštyje. Ribojasi su šiomis valstybėmis: Latvija (sausumos sienos ilgis — 588 km, jūros siena — 22 km), Baltarusija (sienos ilgis — 677 km), Lenkija (sienos ilgis — 104 km), Rusija (Kaliningrado sritis) (sausumos sienos ilgis — 255 km, Kuršių mariomis — 18 km, jūra — 22 km). Baltijos jūros pakrantės ilgis — 90 km. Bendras Lietuvos sienos plotas - 1732 km.

Polski Litwa - Republika Litewska

Republika Litewska, państwo w Europie, jeden z krajów bałtyckich, członek Unii Europejskiej i NATO; graniczy od zachodu z Rosją (obwodem kaliningradzkim), od południowego zachodu z Polską, od wschodu z Białorusią, od północy z Łotwą.

Русский Литва́ - Лито́вская Респу́блика

Лито́вская Респу́блика государство в Европе, на восточном побережье Балтийского моря. На севере граничит с Латвией, на юго-востоке — с Белоруссией, на юго-западе — c Польшей и Калининградской областью России. Член НАТО (с 2004), ЕС (с 2004), ВТО, ООН.

English Lithuania - Republic of Lithuania

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.


Short name  Lithuania
Official  name Republic of Lithuania
Status Independent country since 1991, member of the ► European Union since 2004
Location North Europe
Capital Vilnius
Population 3,483,972 inhabitants
Area 65,303 km²
Major  languages Lithuanian (official)
Major  religions Roman Catholicism
More information Lithuania, Geography of Lithuania, History of Lithuania and Politics of Lithuania
More  images Lithuania - Lithuania (Category).

In Lithuanian

General maps

Lithuania-map.png Map of Lithuania
Litauen DE.png Map of Lithuania (German)[1]
Lithuania-de.png High resolution map of Lithuania (blank or German language available)[2][3][4]
Lithuania pol 2002.jpg
Lithuania rel 2002.jpg
LithuaniaPhysicalMap-Detailed.png Physical map of Lithuania
LithuaniaPhysicalMap-lt.png Physical map
LithuaniaPhysicalMap-Clean.svg Physical map

Maps of divisions

This section holds maps of the administrative divisions.

Lietuvos apskritys.png Counties of Lithuania
Municipalities in Lithuania.png Counties and municipalities of Lithuania
Lithuania elderships.png Elderships of Lithuania

History maps

This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day Lithuania, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day Lithuania.

Early history

Baltic Tribes c 1200.svg Baltic Tribes around 1200
Teutonic state 1250.png The Monastic state of the Teutonic Knights 1225-1250

Independent Lithuania

LithuaniaHistory.png Map showing changes in the territory of Lithuania from the 13th century to the present day:
  • 13th century (during the reign of Mindaugas)
  • 15th century (during the reign of Vytautas the Great)
  • Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and border between its parts
  • Border of 1923 (the area of Vilnius being a part of Poland)
  • Modern Republic of Lithuania
Lithuanian state in 13-15th centuries.png Lithuania in the 13th and 15th century
Teutonic state 1455.png The Monastic state of the Teutonic Knights 1308–1455
Teutonic state 1466.png The Monastic state of the Teutonic Knights 1466
IRP 1466.PNG In 1386 Poland and Lithuania formed a Polish-Lithuanian personal union, succeeded in 1569 by the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Large parts of present-day Belarus and Ukraine were part of Poland-Lithuania. This map shows the borders in 1466
Lietuva ir Lenkija.Lithuania and Poland 1387.png Lithuania and Poland in 1387
Lithuanian language in the 16th century.png Lithuanian language areas in the 16th century

Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth

Herb Obojga Narodow.PNG 1569-1795: Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth - Independent country, including present-day Lithuania ► Poland

In 1569 the personal union is succeeded by the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, a state that existed until the 3rd partition of 1795.
Irp1569.jpg Map of the Commonwealth in 1569

Incorporation into the Russian Empire

Rzeczpospolita Rozbiory 3.png The third partition meant the end of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and the final division between Prussia, Russia and Austria after 3rd partition
Lithuania in the 17th century.png Lithuania's administrative divisions in the 17th century
Lithuania-1795.svg Lithuania after 3rd partitions (1795)
Russia Empire 1800-1900.PNG Russian Empire
Imperio Ruso.PNG The Russian Empire in 1866
Meyers b14 s0080a.jpg History of the Russian Empire (in German)
Russia ethnic.JPG Ethnic map of European Russia before the First World War (in French)
Lithuania-1867-1914.svg Lithuania in the Russian Empire (1867-1914)
Russmap in 1913.png Russia in 1912

Independent Lithuania in the interbellum

Rzeczpospolita 1920 claims names.png Lithuanian claims in Poland in 1920
Rzeczpospolita Central Lithuania.png Republic of ► Central Lithuania.
Rzeczpospolita Lithuania claims.png Lithuania claims and the Republic of Central Lithuania
Border-Lithuania-Poland-1919-1939.svg Changing border between Lithuania and Poland. In 1923 Lithuania occupies and annexes the ► Memel Territory in the "Klaipeda Revolt". The Memel Territory was a former ► German territory under protection of the League of Nations since 1920.

Soviet annexation

LocationUSSR.png Lithuania is annexed by the Soviet Union in 1940. Location of the USSR
SovietEvolution.png Evolution of the Soviet Union
USSR Republics Numbered Alphabetically.png The republics of the USSR
SovietUnionLithuania.png Soviet Lithuania
[[|border|251x400px]] Map of the 1974 geographic location of various ethnic groups within the Soviet Union
Soviet Union Administrative Divisions 1989.jpg Soviet Union administrative divisions, 1989

Restored independence

History of other entities

Central Lithuania

Flag of None.svg 1920-1922: Republic of Central Lithuania (Vidurio Lietuvos Respublika, Republika Litwy Środkowej, Рэспубліка Сярэдняе Літвы - Respublika Siaredniaje Litvy) -

Rzeczpospolita Central Lithuania.png Republic of Central Lithuania
Rzeczpospolita Lithuania claims.png Lithuania claims and the Republic of Central Lithuania

Klaipėda

Flag of None.svg 1920-1923: Memel Territory (Memelgebiet, Klaipėdos kraštas) - territory under protection of the League of Nations

Memelland 1923-1939.png The Memel Territory Klaipėda Region (Lithuanian: Klaipėdos kraštas) or Memel Territory (German: Memelland or Memelgebiet; French: Territoire de Memel) was defined by the Treaty of Versailles in 1920 when it was put under the administration of the Council of Ambassadors. The Memel Territory, situated between the river and the town of that name, was occupied by Lithuania in the "Klaipeda Revolt" of 1923, returned to Germany in 1939, and made a part of the Lithuanian SSR in 1944.
East Prussia 1939.JPG Memel Territory annexed by Germany


Other maps

Population density in municipalities of Lithuania.png Population density
Liet-etno-regionai.png Ethnographic map
Poles in lithuania.png Poles in Lithuania

Satellite maps

Satellite image of Lithuania in March 2003.jpg Satellite map

Notes and references

General remarks:

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  • The status of various entities is disputed. See the content for the entities concerned.
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  1. See for a Bulgarian version here.
  2. Blank version of this map: Image:Lithuania-blank.png
  3. High resolution topographic map of Lithuania (German): Image:Lithuania-topo-de.png
  4. Blank version of the above: Image:Lithuania-topo-blank.png

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