Flag of Lithuania (GIF)


The Lithuanian flag is a three-color flag consisting of three horizontal yellow, green, and red bands. The yellow color symbolizes the sun and prosperity. The green color refers to forests, rural areas, freedom and hope. And the red color represents the blood and courage of those who sacrificed their lives for Lithuania. The height-to-width ratio in the flag is 3:5, and the flag was adopted on April 25, 1918.

The Lithuanian coat of arms consists of a red shield depicting a mounted knight in armor holding a sword and a shield with a double cross.

The Lithuania flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the world globe.
Lithuania, officially the Republic of Lithuania, is a country in the Baltic region of north-eastern Europe. Its capital is Vilnius, and its population is about 2,792,000.

The waving flag of Lithuania with its coat of arms (unofficial)


COUNTRY PROFILE
Capital and largest city:Vilnius (pop. 537,000)
Other major cities:Kaunas (312,000)
Official languages:Lithuanian
Region:Northern Europe
Ethnic groups:84.2% Lithuanian
6.6% Pole
5.8% Russian
1.2% Belarusian
0.5% Ukrainian
1.7% other
Religion:82.1% Christian
1.70% Other religions
6.1% Non-religious
10.1% Undeclared
Demonym:Lithuanian
Area:65,300 km²
(25,200 sq mi)
Population:2,792,000
Currency:Euro


Keywords: Flag and coat of arms of Lithuania (Lithuanian: Lietuvos vėliava ir herbas; Russian: Флаг и герб Литвы), GIF

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