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Maxwell,Beckah
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  • 1. LITHUANIA
    BECKAH MAXWELL - LeROY
  • 2. The Republic of Lithuania
    Capital : Vilnius
    Population : 3.6 million (2006)
    Birthrate : 8.87 birth/ 1000 Lithuanians (2007)
    Deathrate : 11.05 death/ 1000 Lithuanians (2007)
    Official Language : Lithuanian
    Literacy Rate: 99.6 % for ages 15+ (2007)
    Total Area : 25,174 square miles
  • 3. Location
    Absolute : 56°00 N, 24°00
    Relative: Borders Latvia, Belarus, Poland, the little part of Russia and the Baltic Sea
    PLENTIFUL amounts of forests (spruce, pine, birch and the Northern Europe like) which covers 32% of land
    Largest River : the Nemuas (Minija, Musa and Venta follow)
    2,830 lakes and 5 National parks
  • 4. Ethnographic Regions
    Aukštaitija : The Highlands (gently rolling hills)
    Žemaitija: Another high area
    Suvalkia : Region West of Nemuas R.
    Dzukija : Region East of Nemuas R.
  • 5. Place
    Maritime and Continental climates
    Annual Temperature : 21 in.-37 in. which falls most around the coast in August
    Annual Temp. : 43°F w/ a high of 63° F in July
    Special features to Lithuania : Curonian Spit, Kaunas Lagoon, Palanga and Durskininkai
  • 6. Place (cont’d)
  • 7. Human-Environment Interaction
    Gross Domestic Product : $54.9 mil. (2006)
    Agriculture : Grain, potatoes, sugar beets, flax, fish
    Natural Resources : peat, clay, limestone, AMBER
    Industries : Shipbuilding, metal cutting, textiles, computers, electronics, petroleum refining
    Primary Land Use : Arable Land 44.81%
  • 8. Recreation
    Usually cold outside, so inside activities are ideal
    Lithuanians enjoy seeing plays, dancing at clubs, playing sports, singing, going to the movies, craft making and simmering in saunas and ice baths
  • 9. Movement
    Transportation is growing exponentially
    Major Highways : Via Baltilla (passes through Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia)
    96 airports, 33 w/ paved runways Vilnius Airport is most traveled
    1, 242 miles of railways
    Major Seaport: Klaipeda port, operates all year round
    Famous Colleges : Klaipeda U, Vilnius Tech, Vilnius U
  • 10. Region
    Vegetation
    Copious Flora: Mostly trees, but the Lithuanians love flowers, too
    Culture
    Very superstitious inhabitants
    Major religion : 79% Roman Catholic
    Basketball is the favorite sport : Lithuanian basketball team won 1st in European Championship thrice and 2nd and 3rd once
  • 11. Culture (cont’d)
    Lithuanian Holidays:
    Jan 1st : New Year’s
    Feb 16th : Lithuanian Independence in 1918
    March 11th : Lithuanian Independence in 1990
    April 16th–17th : Easter
    May 1st : International Labor Day
    May 2nd : Mother’s Day
    June 24th : St. John’s Day
    July 6th : Coronation Day of Mindaugas, 1st king of Lithuania
    Aug 15th : Žolinės (Virgin Mary’s Assent into Heaven)
    Nov 1st : Vėlinės ( All Saints’ Day)
    Dec 25th–26th : Christmas
  • 12. Bibliography
    www.blticdata.info/maps/Lithuania/lithuania
    www.emporikitrade.com/.../general-information
    www.schnipf.wordpress.com/2008/08
    www.ocn.ne.jp/~infinite/pages/Lithuania.htm
    www.faithandfacts.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/hill-of-crosses-1.jpg

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