How did Lithuania get its name?

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Scientists aren't sure so far, but there are some theories. "Lietuva" reffer to:
  • Litovnija - the land of seaside translated from (I don't know) language
  • Litus - seaside
  • Lietuva - lėtųjų kraštas - Lithuania is the land of slower ones
  • Lietava - the river in Lithuania
  • Lietis - join, unite
  • Lietuva - there was a soldiery
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Where is Lithuania?

Lithuania is in Europe Lithuania is located in Europe, northeast of Poland. It lies to the north of Belarus and to the south of Latvia, on the eastern shore of the Baltic Sea.

Why are landmines in Lithuania?

They are because there was wars here. I think they left from WW2. And I don't think that there are many landmines. It's more like there is separate mines in some areas. But many mines are found and lifted. Though there is still some mines being found from time to time.

How rich is Lithuania?

Yes, they are. Lithuania is probably the richest counrty in Europe because they have very little people. population (3,565,205)

How big is Lithuania?

Lithuania has a total area of about 65,300 sq km. Its land boundaries are 1,574 km in length, and it has a coastline of 90 km on the Baltic Sea.

What is the landscape in Lithuania?

Lithuania is situated in Northern Europe. It has around 99 kilometres (61.5 mi) of sandy coastline, of which only about 38 kilometres (24 mi) face the open Baltic Sea and which is the shortest among the Baltic Sea countries ; the rest of the coast is sheltered by the Curonian sand peninsula . Lithuania's major warm-water port , Klaipėda , lies at the narrow mouth of the Curonian Lagoon (Lithuanian: Kuršių marios ), a shallow lagoon extending south to Kaliningrad . The main river, the Neman River , and some of its tributaries carry international shipping vessels.. Aukštaitija National Park near Ignalina .. The Lithuanian landscape has been smoothed by glaciers. The highest areas are the moraines in the western uplands and eastern highlands, none of which are higher than 300 metres (1,000 ft) above sea level, with the maximum elevation being Aukštojas Hill at 294 metres (964 ft). The terrain features numerous lakes, Lake Vištytis for example, and wetlands; a mixed forest zone covers nearly 33% of the country. The climate lies between maritime and continental, with wet, moderate winters and summers. According to one geographical computation method, Lithuania's capital, Vilnius , lies only a few kilometres south of the geographical centre of Europe .. Phytogeographically , Lithuania is shared between the Central European and Eastern European provinces of the Circumboreal Region within the Boreal Kingdom . According to the WWF , the territory of Lithuania can be subdivided into two ecoregions : the Central European mixed forests and Sarmatic mixed forests .

How old is Lithuania?

\n. \nThe first written mention of Lithuania is found in a medieval German manuscript, the Quedlinburg Chronicle , on 14 February 1009. It was united as a country in 1240, though.

What country is Lithuania in?

Lithuania is itself a country and has sovereignty over its issues, meaning it is able to make its own laws and decide which laws of other countries it will abide by.

What is the symbol for Lithuania?

The state emblem of the Republic of Lithuania is Vytis (the White Knight). The heraldic shield features a red field with an armoured knight on a white horse holding a silver sword aloft in his right hand. The charging knight is known to have been first used as the state emblem in 1366 on the seal of Algirdas, Grand Duke of Lithuania. The earliest coins featuring Vytis date from the second half of the 14th century. Vytis is engraved on all current Lithuanian coins, is displayed on many Lithuanian postage stamps and official documents, and is part of the URL of official Lithuanian websites.

What is it like in Lithuania?

Warm summers, cold winters, wonderful autumns and springs. People hate their government, love basketball, beer, don't like gays and men working as hairstylists. Cities fighting each other, until Olympics/World/Europe basketball championship begins, and we all become friends for a couple of weeks. Lithuania will be hosting 2011 Europe basketball championship, we're all excited. Finally, the finals will be held not in the capital, or in the biggest city. That's how we will act random. We had second-deepest crisis in Europe. But the first one was Latvia (our northern neighbor), so it's ok for us. Now the economy is growing, export in bigger than Greece's. Suicide is high but has now decreased A LOT, because if you will do that, you'll have to pay an extra tax. What? How? Whatever.

What was Lithuania named after?

It originates from a Lithuanian word lietus (rain) so lietu va is named after rain because it rains quite alot in Lithuania

Does Lithuania have states?

No, it is a single republic, divided into 10 counties (apskritys, singular - apskritis); Alytaus, Kauno, Klaipedos, Marijampoles, Panevezio, Siauliu, Taurages, Telsiu, Utenos, Vilniaus.

Who explored Lithuania?

The first one who marked Lithuania's territory in a map was Herodotus. Lithuania was never "explored" in the sense of the word, since it was active in trade relations with the Roman Empire, hence was known ever since those times, although in many different names.

Who was Lithuania ruled by?

Mindaugas 1238-1263 Treniota 1263-1264 Vaišalgas (Vaišelga) 1264-1267 Švarnas 1267-1269 Traidenis 1269-1281 Daumantas 1281-1285 Butigeidis 1285-1291 Butvydas (Pukuveras) 1291-1295 Vytenis 1295-1316 Gediminas 1316-1341 Jaunutis 1341-1345 Algirdas 1345-1377 Jogaila (I kartą) 1377-1381 Kęstutis 1381-1382 Jogaila (II kartą) 1382-1392 Vytautas 1392-1430 Švitrigaila 1430-1432 Žygimantas Kęstutaitis 1432-1440 Kazimieras 1440-1492 Aleksandras 1492-1506 Žygimantas Senasis 1506-1548 Žygimantas Augustas 1544-1572 Henrikas Valua 1573-1574 Steponas Batoras 1576-1586 Žygimantas Vaza 1588-1632 Vladislovas Vaza 1632-1648 Jonas Kazimieras Vaza 1648-1668 Mykolas Kaributas Višnioveckis 1669-1673 Jonas Sobieskis 1674-1696 Augustas II 1697-1706, 1709-1733 Stanislovas Leščinskis 1706-1709 Augustas III 1733-1763 Stanislovas Augustas Poniatovskis 1764-1795 Antanas Smetona 1919-1920 Aleksandras Stulginskis 1922-1926 Kazys Grinius 1926 Antanas Smetona 1926-1940 Vytautas Landsbergis 1990-1992 Algirdas Mykolas Brazauskas 1992-1998 Valdas Adamkus 1998-2003 Rolandas Paksas 2003-2004 Valdas Adamkus 2004-2009 Dalia Grybauskaitė 2009-now Note: years of occupation by the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union are omitted

Who is the Governor of Lithuania?

Lithuanai does not have a governor, since it is not a state like one of the USA states (California/Florida/etc.) but and independent nation. Therefore, it has a President (curr. Dalia Grybauskaite), a minister cabinet (PM Andrius Kubilius) and a parliament called Seimas (sounds similar to the Polish parliament, but IS NOT the same) (curr. majority lead by the Christian-Conservative party)

What jobs are in Lithuania?

Not many that is why most Lithuanians, Latvians, Polish and Russians move to England to search for jobs to provide for themselves or their family.

Why is Lithuania small?

Because, in 17th-18th century it was shared between Prussia, Austria and Russia. After that, only a bit full of Lithuanians (in other places there were Belarussians, used to be Prussia, became new countries before that...) declared independence. Also, Kaliningrad used to be Lithuanian, and it had to come back in 1999. But none country had any problems with that.

What country was Lithuania before it was Lithuania?

Before Lithuania was the country it is today, it was part of a major empire. This empire was the Soviet Union (USSR). It was an empire created by the country of Russia after the downfall of their previous empire. The Soviet Empire then broke up into about 15 countries, one of those being the modern day Lithuania.

What are the names of mountains in Lithuania?

Lithuanian mountains are quite low. According to the weblink below, where a list of named mountains can be found, they are all below 300m in height. The highest "hill" (rather than mounatin) is Juozapines Kalnas, with an elevation of 294 metres.

Is budrowich a Lithuania name?

No. I'm Lithuanian, and this doesn't sound like anything Lithuanian. Probably it's Polish. Or even from the middle Europe countries, such as Czech Republic, and Hungary.

When was Lithuania made?

The First mention of Lithuania came from 1009. But in medieval Europe only Christian countries used to be recognized and Lithuania was "baptized" in 1385, then the country create the personal union with Poland and became Europe's greatest country in 1569 (Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth), the union officially ended in 1918 when Lithuania had declared it's independence. Then after WWII Lithuania was forced to conjoin the Soviet Union and regain the independence just in 1990.

What is there for teens to do in Lithuania?

There are loads of places to hang out with friends. Go to Maxima (Huge Shopping Center/ Shop) They are all over Lithuania and there are plenty of things to do there. I would recommend going to a water park, Lithuania has Awesome Water Parks ,trust me e.g. Vichy vandens pramogų parkas, Druskininkų vandens pramogų parkas.

Did Lithuania have gods?

Since the old Lithuanian religion before Christianity was paganism so the true Lithuanians used to believe in many nature gods. Example: Fire, Earth, Wind, Thunder, etc... Paganism is still promoted by some people in LT.

What launguage is Lithuania?

Lithuanian, one of the two existing Baltic languages. The other one is Latvian that is spoken in Latvia. In the capital of Lithuania there are many people that speak Russian, and some Polish. Moreover, most of older people can speak in Russian as their second language. Younger generation would more likely speak in English than Russian.

Who are the leaders in Lithuania?

there are 3 leaders witch are alive and thats Dalia Grybauskaite andrius kubilius and irena degutiene and 2 witch passed away and thats antanas smetona and algirdas brazauskas

Which country is Lithuania?

Lithuania is a great country, it is right next to Latvia, Estonia, Belarus and Poland. I sould now because i actually lived there. Trust me its amazing in winter its pure cold and you can get the feeling that your like in Antarctica. However in summer its nice and warm because its like 40 degrees outside.

How are you in Lithuania?

In Lithuania the people feel like wired words when they say something because im from Lithuania and the Capital of Lithuania is Vilnus I know!

Why is it named Lithuania?

because if you say lithuania in lithuanian the first part sounds like rain and there is a lot of riain there sometimes in some seasons

What is the leaders of Lithuania?

Dalia Grybauskaitė is currently a president, Andrius Kubilius is a Prime Minister and Irena Degutienė is the head of the Parliament

How hot do it get in Lithuania?

Maximum that can get in summers is around 35C in summers but that lasts for maybe a week. Normally summers are about 25-30C in day.

How was Lithuania founded?

Lithuania was founded in 1009 and has wanted to gain an independence from "Kiev Russia", but in early days first men in Lithuania came in ice age from Germany

What is the clothing for Lithuania?

well Lithuanian clothes are kind of the same....In special traditional concerts girl.has her hair done with two plaits white hairband and wear traditional clothes.And that's it Lithuanian clothes are not so special but still fun to learn about.....

What iss Lithuania?

Lithuania is a former soviet republic in the Baltic region of Europe, it borders Latvia, Belarus, Russia (Kaliningrad) and Poland

Who colonized Lithuania?

Lithuania was not colonized by any other country. They gained their independence from Russia during WWI, were occupied by Russia during WWII, and regained independence again when communism fell in 1991. However, prior to the Russian takeover before WWI, Lithuania existed as a partial state. It was in a union with Poland for over 400 years.

When was Lithuania established?

The modern country of Lithuania was established in 1991 and was the first Soviet to leave the USSR. A Lithuanian country was first established in 1253.

How do you get from Lithuania to Germany?

You could take the Ryan air, which is super cheap to fly from country to country. A bus is another option that is not too much of a hassle. I recommend Ryan air, I have had great experiences with them.

Does Lithuania suck?

yes, i think lithuania sucks because all lithuanian's suck balls and they are showoffs and they think they are the best, and UGNE ZABITAITENE is an ugly girl in my school st helens who copys my work, stole a precious someone from a precious girl and she over reacts like shes some popstar O.O anyway all lithuanians should go to hell :)

What is the noun for Lithuania?

The word Lithuania, which is the name of a country, is a proper noun . A proper noun is the name of a specific person, place, or thing. The word Lithuania is the name of a specific place. The adjective derived from the noun Lithuania, it is Lithuanian.