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  Lithuania (08/07)
Urbanization increased from 39% in 1959 to 68% in 1989.
Lithuania pegged its national currency--the litas--to the euro on February 2, 2002 at the rate of LTL 3.4528 to EUR 1.
Lithuania maintains foreign diplomatic missions in 60 countries on six continents, a consular post in one country that is not represented by an embassy, consular posts led by Honorary Consuls in 32 countries that are not represented by an embassy, and a special mission in one country without other diplomatic representation.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/5379.htm   (5120 words)

  Lithuania - MSN Encarta
Lithuania’s judicial system, which is based on a civil law system, consists of the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeal, and district and local courts.
Lithuania is a member of the United Nations (UN) and the Council of Europe.
Lithuania was annexed by Russia, except for a small section in the southwest that was awarded to Prussia; that too went to Russia in 1815.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761555831_4/Lithuania.html   (1524 words)

  Lithuania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lithuania was the first Soviet republic to do so, though Soviet forces unsuccessfully tried until August 1991 to suppress this secession, including an attack on the Vilnius TV Tower on the night of January 13, 1991 that resulted in the death of 13 Lithuanian civilians.
Lithuania is situated in northern Europe and is the largest and most populous of the Baltic states, it has around 99 kilometres (61.5 mi) of sandy coastline, of which only about 38 kilometres (24 mi) faces the open Baltic Sea.
Lithuania was historically positioned in between the two German-controlled states of Livonia to the north and the Protestant formerly monastic, Teutonic State of Prussia to its south.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lithuania   (2971 words)

 Military of Lithuania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lithuania's defense system is based on the concept of "total and unconditional defense" mandated by Lithuania's national security strategy.
The goal of Lithuania's defense policy is to prepare their society for general defense and to integrate Lithuania into Western security and defense structures.
Lithuania cooperates with Estonia and Latvia in the joint infantry battalion BALTBAT and naval squadron BALTRON as well as with Poland in the LITPOLBAT, all of which are available for peacekeeping operations.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Military_of_Lithuania   (623 words)

 Lithuania. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Lithuania borders on the Baltic Sea in the west, Latvia in the north, Belarus in the east and southeast, Poland in the south, and the Kaliningrad oblast (a Russian exclave; formerly East Prussia) in the southwest.
Lithuania is a member of the European Union; Russia, Germany, Latvia, and Poland are the main trading partners.
Lithuania became one of the largest states of medieval Europe, including all of what is now Belarus, a large part of Ukraine, and sections of European Russia; at its furthest extent it touched the Black Sea.
www.bartleby.com /65/li/Lithuania.html   (1175 words)

 Peace Corps | World Wise Schools | Lesson Plans | Teacher Guides | Lithuania
The total estimated population of Lithuania as of January 1993 was 3,751,000 with 80 percent of the population being Lithuanians.
Lithuania was forced to agree to the stationing of Soviet troops on its territory.
Lithuania is an industrialized country with 69 percent of the population living and working in the cities and 22 percent of the labor force employed in agriculture.
www.peacecorps.gov /wws/guides/lithuania/lithoverview.html   (3124 words)

 Lithuania - Litwa
The Lithuania nation fought bravely against the occupants for their independence, although they were outnumbered.
After the state of Lithuania was formed and the Christianity was adopted in the country, the Lithuanians still refused to renounce their gods for a considerable period of time.
In the Highlands of Lithuania as well as in the major part of the Lowlands the word 'Dievas' was used together with personal name Praamzius, in Suvalkija the God's name were Prakurimas, Ikurejas, Sotvaras, while in the west of the Lowlands and in Prussia he was referred to as Ukopirmas.
www.kresy.co.uk /lithuania.html   (3171 words)

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Lithuania's defense system is based upon the Swedish-Finnish concept of a "total," rapid response force composed of a mobilization base and a small group of career professionals.
Lithuania became a member of the United Nations on September 18, 1991 and is a signatory to a number of its organizations and other international agreements.
Lithuania's suspension of two strongly ethnic Polish district councils on charges of blocking reform or disloyalty during the August 1991 coup had cooled relations with Poland, but bilateral cooperation has markedly increased with the holding of elections in those districts and the signing of a bilateral Friendship Treaty in 1994.
www.rinova.net /ella/lithuania/main.htm   (5218 words)

Lithuania is a picturesque country, situated on the eastern shore of the Baltic Sea and bordering Latvia on the north, Belorus on the east, and Poland on the south.
The capital of Lithuania is Vilnius, founded in the 13th century and widely known for its contrasting architectural monuments of Western and Eastern influence.
Lithuania is among the developed areas of the world, with 69% of the population living in the cities and 22% of the labor force employed in agriculture, while the rest earn their livelihood from industrial, scientific, and commercial activities.
www.lithuanian-american.org /lithuania.html   (2481 words)

 UNICEF - Lithuania - Background
Lithuania was admitted to the European Union in 2004.
Breastfeeding rates are low in Lithuania relative to the rest of Europe.
Lithuania declared 2004 the year of children’s health, which brought increased attention and resources to national health services and programmes that focus on children.
www.unicef.org /infobycountry/lithuania.html   (300 words)

 Lithuania   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Lithuania emerged as a larger state in the middle of the 13th century through a union of Baltic territories with Mindaugas becoming the state's first Grand Duke.
During nearly half a century of Soviet rule, Lithuania was deprived of nearly a quarter of its population through these deportations, or in labour camps and prisons.
Lithuania was one of the first republics to break away from the Soviet Union at the time of its collapse in 1991, although a declaration of Lithuania's independence had already been proclamed by parliament a year earlier on March 11th, 1990.
www.tourism.lt /lietuva/lietuva.htm   (3908 words)

The state flag of the Republic of Lithuania is cloth consisting of three horizontal stripes: yellow (the upper), green (the middle) and red (the lower).
During the Zalgiris battle, the flag of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania was red, with white coat of arms, the Vytis, embroidered on it.
On November 18 at the tenth session of its eleventh convention, the Supreme Council of the Lithuanian SSR was forced to change a chapter of the Constitution, and to grant the yellow-red-green flag the status of State flag.
flagspot.net /flags/lt.html   (2968 words)

 HighBeam Encyclopedia - Lithuania   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Lithuania is a member of the European Union ; Russia, Germany, Latvia, and Poland are the main trading partners.
Witowt, a cousin of Ladislaus II, ruled Lithuania independently (1392-1430) and brought it to the height of its power and expansion.
Lithuania is at the centre and crossroads of Europe.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/L/Lithuania.asp   (1347 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Lithuania   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
With a view to strengthening his position against external enemies, especially the Teutonic Order, Mindowe and his wife sought baptism in 1250 or 1251, and received from Innocent IV the royal crown, with which he was crowned by the Bishop of Kulm, in 1252 (1253) in presence of the Master of the Teutonic Order.
At this period, however, Christianity acquired no firm footing in Lithuania proper; it was embraced only by Mindowe and his immediate friends, and by them purely for political reasons, and it was also with an eye to political interest that they reverted to paganism about 1262.
Thereafter, Lithuania shared the fate of Poland, although in 1648 one section of the Lithuanians of Little Russia — the Ukraine — separated from Poland and, in 1654, made their submission to the Tsar of Russia.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/09292a.htm   (1807 words)

 Index of Economic Freedom 2006 - Lithuania
Lithuania adopted the trade policies of the European Union when it joined the EU in May 2004.
In 2004, according to the Embassy of Lithuania, government expenditures as a share of GDP increased 0.6 percentage point to 34.7 percent, compared to the 0.2 percentage point decrease in 2003.
Lithuania's banking system has recovered from its collapse in 1995 and emerged relatively unscathed from the Russian financial crisis in 1998.
www.heritage.org /research/features/index/country.cfm?id=Lithuania   (964 words)

 ICL - Lithuania - Constitution
The capital of the Republic of Lithuania shall be the city of Vilnius, the long-standing historical capital of Lithuania.
President of the Republic of Lithuania, and acts (or parts thereof) of the Government may not be applied from the day of official promulgation of the decision of the Constitutional Court that the act in question (or part thereof) is inconsistent with the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania.
Upon the adoption of this Constitution in the Referendum, the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania may, by 25 Oct 1993, amend by three-fifths majority vote of all the Parliament members the provisions of the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania set forth in Articles 47, 55, 56, 58 (2) Nr.
www.oefre.unibe.ch /law/icl/lh00000_.html   (11106 words)

 Lithuania Travel Guide | Lithuania Travel Information Guide
Russia took possession of part of Lithuania in 1795 (the western region was claimed by Prussia) and held on to it until the early 20th century.
The Lithuanian constitution in 1922 declared Lithuania to be a parliamentary republic.
Lithuania was occupied by the German Army in 1941 until its re-annexation by the Soviets three years later.
www.worldtravelguide.net /country/150/country_guide/Europe/Lithuania.html   (503 words)

In its second report, ECRI noted that Lithuania had accepted some of the provisions contained in Article 19 of the European Social Charter (revised), which deals with the right of migrant workers and their families to protection and assistance, and recommended that Lithuania consider accepting the other provisions contained in this article.
ECRI is pleased to note that on 7 April 2005 Lithuania signed the Additional Protocol to the Convention on Cybercrime concerning the criminalisation of acts of a racist and xenophobic nature committed through computer systems and that this instrument should be ratified at the beginning of 2006.
It is not clear to ECRI, however, whether provisions are in place in Lithuania allowing for residence permits to be issued to non-Lithuanian women who have fallen victim to trafficking and whether, in this case, the granting of such permits is conditional on the willingness of the victim to testify against the traffickers.
www.coe.int /T/E/Human_Rights/Ecri/1-ECRI/2-Country-by-country_approach/Lithuania/Lithuania_CBC_3.asp   (10326 words)

Lithuania is the southernmost of the Baltic states.
Lithuania was an independent country from the end of World War I until 1940.
By 1941, the Jewish population of Lithuania swelled by an influx of refugees from German-occupied Poland to reach about 250,000, or 10 percent of the population.
www.ushmm.org /wlc/article.php?lang=en&ModuleId=10005444   (457 words)

 Lithuania - Amnesty International
The Committee also urged Lithuania to continue its efforts to provide shelters and other support for survivors of domestic violence; to take measures to encourage women to report domestic violence; and to sensitize the police in their handling of such cases.
The Committee recommended that Lithuania ensure access to the domestic asylum procedure for all asylum-seekers, irrespective of their country of origin, and provide information on the criteria for detention.
It recommended that Lithuania clarify the grounds and eligibility for alternative service, permit an alternative service outside the defence forces, and ensure that the duration of such service is not punitive.
web.amnesty.org /report2005/ltu-summary-eng   (551 words)

 Lithuania travel guide - Wikitravel
Lithuania was a huge feudal country in middle ages, in 1569 entered an union with Poland to form a commonwealth.
Lithuania was part of the Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth until the Polish Partitions in the 18th.
As Lithuania is a member of the European Union, citizens from these countries do not need a visa and can enter Lithuania with a valid passport or a valid identity card.
wikitravel.org /en/Lithuania   (1281 words)

 Lithuania - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Lithuania is located near Stoneya, Landia and sometimes Churkey and Brazauskia The people of Lithuania are currently enjoying the benefits of the European Union -- in other words, being able to relocate to Great Britain, Ireland, Spain and other EU countries like Uzbekistan.
Lithuania is innocent (except for its female population.
Lithuania borders the following countries: Latvia to the North, Atlantis to the West, Russia Proper (P-Russia) to the South-West, Poland to the South, China to the East, China to the South-East and China to the North-East and El Cajon to the Mid-South.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Lithuania   (3476 words)

 ESPNsoccernet: Lithuania Team Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Lithuania's Marius Stankevicius equalised and was then sent off four minutes later in Wednesday's 1-1 draw with Bosnia in a World Cup qualifier.
Lithuania edged a 1-0 win against San Marino in their World Cup Group Seven qualifier on Wednesday, Deividas Cesnauskas netting the only goal late in the first half.
Lithuania's football federation has over-ruled a decision to kick Panavezio Ekranas out of the first division for alleged match-fixing.
soccernet.espn.go.com /team?id=460&cc=3436   (173 words)

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