Samogitia

Samogitia or Žemaitija (Samogitian: Žemaitėjė; Lithuanian: Žemaitija; see below for alternate and historical names) is one of the five ethnographic regions of Lithuania.[2] Žemaitija is located in northwestern Lithuania. Its largest city is Šiauliai. Žemaitija has a long and distinct cultural history, reflected in the existence of the Samogitian dialect.[2][3]

Samogitia
Žemaitija
Žemaitėjė
Samogitian landscape near Tverai
Motto(s): 
Patria una
Location of Samogitia within Lithuania
Coordinates: 56°00′0″N 22°15′0″E
CountryLithuania
CapitalTelšiai
Largest cityŠiauliai
Area
  Total21,000 km2 (8,000 sq mi)
Population
 (2020)
  Total~400,000[1]
  Ethnicity
Samogitians Lithuanians
  Languages
Lithuanian (Samogitian)
Demonym(s)