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Geography, Weather, & Wildlife of Lithuania


Lithuanian Geography - Curonian Spit
Curonian Spit

Lithuania is a "Baltic State," which is located in northern Europe on the Baltic Sea. Lithuania borders Russia (the Kaliningrad section to the southwest), Poland (south), Belarus (east), and Latvia (north).

Geographically, Lithuania is a very flat country that stands just above sea level. A number of small rivers and tributaries make the country very livable as does the Baltic Sea. Due to this near geographic uniformity every part of the country is accessible and people live throughout the country.


Lithuania's seasons are fairly distinct, although springs and falls (autumns) can be short. Winters (December-February) tend to be cold with very short days as Vilnius averages only about 25˚ F (-4˚ C) during these months.

Summers boast long daylight hours as most days in Vilnius reach highs in the mid-70s˚ F (24˚ C).


Lithuania's mammal population is similar to neighboring countries, with wolves, boars, and many smaller mammals common; elk, deer, and mink are rarer, but can be found in the pockets of wilderness that still exist. Sea life is primarily restricted to that in the Baltic Sea as there are few significant rivers or lakes.

There are a number of migrating birds that pass through Lithuania, including swans, herons, storks, and even larger birds of prey like hawks and eagles. Grouse and other game birds are also commonly found.

This page was last updated: March, 2013