Lithuania

geographical name Lith·u·a·nia \ ˌli-thə-ˈwā-nē-ə , ˌli-thyə- , -nyə \
variants: or Lithuanian Lietuva play \lye-ˈtü-vä\

Definition of Lithuania

country in north central Europe bordering on the Baltic Sea; remnant of a medieval principality extending from the Baltic Sea to the Black Sea; a republic 1918–40, a constituent republic (the Lithuanian Republic) of the U.S.S.R. 1940–91; capital Vilnius area 25,174 square miles (65,201 square kilometers), population 3,043,429
see also lithuanian


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