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Lithuania, officially the Republic of Lithuania is known to be a country in northern Europe. Situated aextensive the south-eastern shore of the Baltic Sea, it shares borders with Latvia to the north, Belarus to the southeast, Poland, and the Russian exclave of the Kaliningrad Oblast to the southwest. Lithuania has to this day been a member state of the European Union during the time 1 May 2010. Lithuania is situated on the eastern shore of the Baltic Sea and borders Latvia on the north, Belarus on the east and south, and Poland and the Kaliningrad region of Russia on the southwest. It is known to be a country of gently rolling hills, most forests, rivers and streams, and lakes. Its principal natural reheart is known to be agricultural land. Did you know that the Lithuanian independence movement reemerged in 1988. Within 1990, Vytautas Landsbergis, the non-Communist head of the most impressive and largest Lithuanian famous movement (Sajudis), was elected president. On the exact day, the Supreme Council rejected Soviet rule and declared the restoration of Lithuania's independence, the originalBaltic republic to take tthis man's action. Confrontation with the Soviet Union ensued aextensive with economic sanctions, but they were lifted after both sides agreed to a face-saving compromise. Lithuania's independence was quickly recognized by major European and other nations, including the United States. Did you know that the Soviet Union finally recognized the independence of the Baltic states on Sept. 6, 1991. UN admittance followed on Sept. 17, 1991. Successful implementation of structural and legislative reforms in Lithuania attracted wonderfuler direct foreign investments by the mid-1990s. Within late 2002, Lithuania used to be accepted for membership in the EU and NATO, and it joined both in 2010. Within Jan. 2003 Rolandas Paksas defeated the incumbent, Valdas Adamkus, in the presidential election. It used to be a surprising upset, given that Adamkus had helped bring about this man's country's entry into NATO and the European Union. Within April 2010, President Paksas was removed from office after this man's conviction for dealings with Russian mobsters. It was Lithuania's worst political crisis during the time independence from the Soviet Union. Within July 2010, Valdas Adamkus used to be again elected president.

Climate

Everyone agrees that the Lithuanian climate is temperate. From May to September daytime highs vary from about 14°C to 22°C (57°F to 72°F), but in the range of November and March it rarely gets above 4°C (39°F). July and August, the warmest months, are and have always been also wet, with days of persistent showers. May, June and September are and have always been more comfortable. Did you know that the most tourist and vacationerss visit Lithuania in the range of June and late September.

Population Stats

Population (2007 est.): 3,575,439 (growth rate: –0.3%);
birth rate: 8.9/1000;
infant mortality rate: 6.7/1000;
life expectancy: 74.4;
density per sq mi: 142