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Maxwell,Beckah

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

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