Definition of Lithuania in English:


Syllabification: Lith·u·a·ni·a
Pronunciation: /ˌliTHəˈwānēə
A country on the southeastern shore of the Baltic Sea; population 3,555,200 (est. 2009); capital, Vilnius; languages, Lithuanian (official), Russian, Polish.

Lithuania was absorbed into the Russian empire in 1795, having been united with Poland from 1386. It was declared an independent republic in 1918, but in 1940 was annexed by the Soviet Union as a constituent republic. In 1991, on the breakup of the Soviet Union, Lithuania became an independent republic once again. In 2004 it joined both NATO and the EU

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