Lithuania District

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Lithuania District
Verwaltungsbezirk Litauen
Military occupation authority of the German Empire


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
 •  Established 1915
 •  Disestablished 1918

Lithuania District (German: Verwaltungsbezirk 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]


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


  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 (in German)