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Country Lithuania


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Region Eastern Europe
Area (sq km) 65,300
Border Belarus, Latvia, Poland, Russia (Kaliningrad)
Population 2,884,433
Nationality Lithuanian(s)
Ethnicity Lithuanian 84%, Polish 6.1%, Russian 4.9%, Belarusian 1.1%, other or unspecified 3.9%
Religion Roman Catholic 79%, Russian Orthodox 4.1%, Protestant 1.9%, other or unspecified 5.5%, none 9.5%
Language Lithuanian, Russian, Polish, other
Literacy 100%
Government Parliamentary Democracy
Capital Vilnius
Leader President Dalia GRYBAUSKAITE (since July 12, 2009) head of government: Prime Minister Saulius SKVERNELIS (since December 13,2016)
Currency Litas (LTL)
Independence Day March 11, 1990 (independence declared from Soviet Union); Sept. 6, 1991 (Soviet Union recognizes Lithuania's independence)
National Holiday Independence Day (Feb. 16, 1918, declared independence from Soviet Russia and established statehood)
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