The yellow symbolizes fields of ripening grain, the green symbolizes evergreen forests, and the red symbolizes courage and the blood shed for freedom.
Lithuania has a population of about 3,515,858 people, most of whom speak Lithuanian. Lithuania has Pre-Christian and Catholic religious practices. Eighty five percent of people are Lithuanians, then a bit of Poles and Russians, with a small number of Belarusians and Ukrainians. Independence day is February 16 (1918) and Statehood day is July 6 (1253). Most citizens live in apartments in town or private homes on the outskirts of town, and the two most popular sports are soccer and basketball.
Lithuania ls located at the exact geographical center of Europe and is slightly bigger then the state of west virginia (about half the size of Iowa). Lithuania's surrounding countries include Latvia (north), Belarus (south/east), Poland (southwest), Russia (west), and the Baltic Sea (west).
Lithuania is a parliamentary democracy. The capital is Vilnius. The president is head of state and is elected for a five year term, and appoints the prime minister with approval of parliament. The parliament is 144 elected members for four year terms. only citizens 18 and up can vote.
Lithuania is eight hours ahead of us. They have many imports and exports but are very big in machinery. Some main exports include electricity, light industrial products, food products, mineral products, wood products, machinery equipment, chemicals, textiles, and plastics. Some main industries include metal cutting, machine tools, electronic motors, television sets, refrigerators, freezers, ship building (small ships), petroleum refining, furniture making, textiles, food processing, fertilizers, agricultural machinery, optical equiptment, electronic components, computers, and amber jewelry.
Lithuania uses Litas for their currency. One Litas is equal to forty cents. One hundred cuentas is equal to one litas. Centas come in 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, and 50 centu, which are the coins. You can also get cash is in 1, 2, and 5 litai and (banknotes) in 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, and 500 litu. Lithuania is also waiting to get approval to adopt the Euro as they missed the last chance in 2006