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Country profiles - Lithuania

Vademecum - Civil Protection


Population: 3,338,876 (July 2009 est.) Capital: Vilnius
Area: 65,300 km²

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Transitional, between maritime and continental; wet, moderate winters and summers. Average temperature in July is +23°C, and average temperature in January is -4.9°C.

Types of disasters

Accidents at Ignalina nuclear power plant and more than 200 hazardous chemical establishments and in connection with transportation of hazardous chemical substances, as well as incidents in the communication system, oil industry and gas and oil pipeline networks. The possibility of acts of terrorism and subversive activity. Natural, technical, ecological and social causes of emergencies.

List of emergencies