Lithuania District

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Lithuania District
Verwaltungbezirk Litauen
Military occupation authority of the German Empire

1915–1918
 

Flag Coat of arms
Flag Coat of arms
Location of Vilnius
Map of Ober Ost
Capital Vilnius
54°41′N 25°17′E / 54.683°N 25.283°E / 54.683; 25.283Coordinates: 54°41′N 25°17′E / 54.683°N 25.283°E / 54.683; 25.283
History
 -  Established 1915
 -  Disestablished 1918

Lithuania District (German: Verwaltungbezirk Litauen) was an administrative division of German-controlled territory of Ober-Ost during World War I. It was bordered by the Bialystok-Grodno District to the south and the Courland District to the north.[1][2]

History[edit]

The area was formed roughly from parts of the former Vilna Governorate and Suvalki Governorate of the Russian Empire.

References[edit]

  1. ^ War Land on the Eastern Front: Culture, National Identity, and German Occupation in World War I, Review author[s]: Peter Gatrell
  2. ^ Das Land Ober Ost (German)