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Lithuania Country Mosaic
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Lithuania Country Mosaic

January 18, 2006
Lithuania is one of the three Baltic states (the others being Latvia and Estonia) that joined the European Union (EU-25) last May. It gained its independence in 1991 from the USSR. Most of the country consists of low-lying plains. Vilnius, the capital, is situated towards the southeast. About 3 million people live in Lithuania. 68 percent of the population lives in urbanized areas, of which Vilnius, Kaunas and Klaipeda are the major centers.

Technical Information:
  • Satellite: Envisat
  • Instrument: MERIS
  • Center coordinates: lat. 55.27, lon. 23.54


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