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Atlas Lithuania

Country (long form)
Republic of Lithuania
Capital
Vilnius
Total Area
25,173.86 sq mi
65,200.00 sq km
Population
3,620,756 (July 2000 est.)
Estimated Population in 2050
3,213,808
Languages
Lithuanian (official), Polish, Russian
Literacy
98.0% total, 99.0% male, 98% female (1989 est.)
Religions
Roman Catholic (primarily), Lutheran, Russian Orthodox, Protestant, evangelical Christian Baptist, Muslim, Jewish
Life Expectancy
63.07 male, 75.41 female (2000 est.)
Government Type
parliamentary democracy
Currency
1 Lithuanian litas = 100 centas
GDP (per capita)
$4,800 (1999 est.)
Labor Force (by occupation)
industry 30%, agriculture 20%, services 50% (1997 est.)
Industry
metal-cutting machine tools, electric motors, television sets, refrigerators and freezers, petroleum refining, shipbuilding (small ships), furniture making, textiles, food processing, fertilizers, agricultural machinery, optical equipment, electronic components, computers, amber
Agriculture
grain, potatoes, sugar beets, flax, vegetables; beef, milk, eggs; fish
Arable Land
35%
Exports
machinery and equipment 19%, mineral products 19%, textiles and clothing 19%, chemicals 10%, foodstuffs (1998)
Imports
machinery and equipment 30%, mineral products 16%, chemicals 9%, textiles and clothing 9%, foodstuffs (1998)
Natural Resources
peat, arable land
Current Environmental Issues
contamination of soil and groundwater with petroleum products and chemicals at military bases
Telephones (main lines in use)
1.048 million (1997)
Telephones (mobile cellular)
297,500 (1998)
Internet Service Providers (ISPs)
10 (1999)