The Republic of Lithuania (Lithuanian: Lietuva or Lietuvos Respublika ) is a republic in north-eastern Europe. Lithuania is one of the three Baltic States along the Baltic Sea, it shares borders with Latvia to the north, Belarus to the southeast, Poland to the south, and the Kaliningrad Oblast of Russia to the southwest.
The capital of Lithuania is Vilnius .
conventional long form: Republic of Lithuania
conventional short form: Lithuania
local long form: Lietuvos Respublika
local short form: Lietuva
former: Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic