Lithuania's topography is of glacial origin, forming an extension of the East European plain. It is dotted with lakes and rivers. The highest elevation is about 300 m. Most of the Baltic shoreline is separated from the open sea by a long narrow strip of sand dunes called the Courland Spit; the body of water behind the spit is the Courland Lagoon.
Lithuania has a moderate climate, with cool summers and mild winters. Precipitation ranges from 559 to 864 mm.
Total population is 3,646,041 (World Factbook, July 1996 est.). Vilnius is Lithuania's capital. Klaipeda is Lithuania's only commercial port, situated where the Courland lagoon meets the open sea. The principal cities, in addition to Vilnius and Klaipeda, are Kaunas (an industrial center and the country's former capital), Siauliai, Panevezys, and Alytus.
Stations from the IDMP Network measure both daylight and solar radiation.

Clock Time: GMT+1. Summer time shift (GMT+2), from last Sunday in March,
to Saturday before last Sunday in October.


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