Flag of Lithuania

Flag of Lithuania

The Lithuanian flag consists of a tricolor of horizontal stripes in yellow, green and red colors. The flag was in force in the years from 1919 to 1940, until Lithuania did not became part of the Soviet Union and the flag was not dropped. After the collapse of the Sovier Union in 1989, the tricolor has been readopted as the national flag. Selected colors allegedly reflect Lithuanian values and local nature. Yellow represents the sun and fertile cornfields, green stands for forests and meadows and red refers to the bloodshed in the struggle for the country's independence and for the courage of Lithuanians during these fights. The flag that is used nowadays differs only by dimensions from the flag used before the Soviet occupation.

Country information

Independent Yes
Country codes LT, LTU (ISO 3166-1)
Official name Republic of Lithuania
Capital city Vilnius
Continent Europe
Member of United Nations, European Union, NATO
Population 2 793 350 (2020)
Total area 65 300 km2
Highest point Aukštojas Hill (294 m, 965 ft)
Lowest point Nemunas Delta (-5 m, -16 ft)
GDP per capita $ 19 153 (World Bank, 2018)
Currency Euro (€, EUR)
Calling code +370
Internet TLD .lt

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