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THE SOUTHERNMOST OF the three Baltic Republics, Lithuania has a land area of 25,173 sq. mi. (65,200 sq. km.), a population of 3,390,000 (2006 est.), and a population density of 142 people per sq. mi. (55 people per sq. km.). The economy of the country is heavily agricultural, and 39 percent of the land is arable. In addition, 6 percent is used for meadows and pasture, mainly for rearing cattle and pigs, both of which contribute to global warming through methane emissions. However, 31 percent of the country is forested, which alleviates some of the overall greenhouse gas emissions of the country.

In 1990, carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per capita were 5.8 metric tons, but these had fallen to 3.7 metric tons per person by 2003. ...

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