Key: 4110  
Country:
Group: Russian
Volume: 42
Issued: 801 Stamps / end of 1999
  
  
 

Information
Area - 65,200 sq.km; Population - 3,610,000; Capital - Vilnius
A Republic, located off northwestern Russia, on the Baltic Sea.
Lithuania's most prominent products are machine tools, petroleum refining and electronic
equipments. Formerly part of the Empire of RUSSIA, declared its independence in 1918 as
a Republic. In 1923 Lithuania occupied the territory of MEMEL (KLAIPEDA), and in 1939 that of
CENTRAL LITHUANIA. In 1940 it became part of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
(see RUSSIA, Soviet Union). Between 1941-1944 was occupied by Germany.
On 11 March 1990, Lithuania became the first of the Soviet republics to declare its independence,
but this proclamation was not generally recognized until September of 1991.
Stamp issuing between 1918-1940. For issues during World War I, see GERMAN COMMANDS.
For stamps during the German occupation in World War II, see also OSTLAND (EASTLAND).
Since 1990 reissued stamps. Annual output about 30.
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Inscriptions
LIETUVOS PASTAS
LIETUVOS PASTO ZENKLAS
LIETUVA
LIETUVOS ORO PASTAS
VILNIUS etc... overprinted on stamps of Lithuania
LTSR etc... overprinted on stamps of Lithuania
LIETUVA etc... overprinted on stamps of USSR
VILNIUS overprinted on stamps of USSR

Index
LITHUANIA (LIETUVA)
      National Republic 1918-1940
      Soviet Republic 1940
      German Occupation 1941-1944
      Republic 1990-
 
Currency
100 Skatiku = 1 Auksinas
100 Centai = 1 Litas (1922)
100 Kopecks = 1 Ruble (1991)
100 Centai = 1 Litas (1993)

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Related Countries

RUSSIA
Russia

MEMEL (KLAIPEDA)
Memel (klaipeda)

CENTRAL LITHUANIA
Central Lithuania

RUSSIA, Soviet Union
Russia, Soviet Union

GERMAN COMMANDS
German Commands

OSTLAND (EASTLAND)
Ostland (eastland)