Lithuania: Country and Foreign Investment
Lithuania is the largest of the Baltic states, with an area of 65,200 sq km and 99 km of coastline on the Baltic Sea between Latvia to the north and Russia's Kaliningrad outpost to the south. Other borders are with Belarus and Poland, which joins the country to the rest of the European Union.
The country is largely flat, the highest point being less than 300 metres above sea level, but it has fertile soil with many rivers and is well forested. There are few natural resources other than timber.
The capital is Vilnius, and it has the important Baltic port of Klaipeda.