Samogitia or Žemaitija (Samogitian: Žemaitėjė; Lithuanian: Žemaitija; see below for alternate and historical names) is one of the five ethnographic regions of Lithuania. 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.
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|• Total||21,000 km2 (8,000 sq mi)|
|• Ethnicity||Samogitians Lithuanians|
|• Languages||Lithuanian (Samogitian)|