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|Issued: ||801 Stamps / end of 1999|
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|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.
LIETUVOS PASTO ZENKLAS
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
National Republic 1918-1940
Soviet Republic 1940
German Occupation 1941-1944
|100 Skatiku = 1 Auksinas
100 Centai = 1 Litas (1922)
100 Kopecks = 1 Ruble (1991)
100 Centai = 1 Litas (1993)
Russia, Soviet Union