The terms BALTIC REGION, BALTIC RIM COUNTRIES (or simply BALTIC RIM),
and the BALTIC SEA COUNTRIES refer to slightly different combinations
of countries in the general area surrounding the
Baltic Sea .
* 1 Etymology
* 2 Denotation
* 3 See also
* 4 External links
The first to name it the
Baltic Sea ("Mare Balticum") was eleventh
century German chronicler
Adam of Bremen
Adam of Bremen .
Depending on the context the
Baltic region might stand for:
* The countries that have shorelines along the Baltic Sea:
* The group of countries presently referred to by the shorthand
Baltic states : Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.
* Estonia, Latvia,
Kaliningrad Oblast of Russia,
exclaved from the remainder of Russia.
East Prussia and the historical lands of
Estonia and Russian
* The former
Baltic governorates of Imperial
Russia : Today's
Latvia (excluding parts of modern Eastern
Latvia that were
Vitebsk Governorate ).
* The countries on the historical British trade route through the
Baltic Sea, i.e. including the
Scandinavian Peninsula (
* The Council of the
Baltic Sea States , comprised by the countries
with shorelines along the Baltic Sea, in addition to
Norway , Iceland
and the rest of
European Union .
* The islands of the
B7 Baltic Islands Network , which
includes the islands and archipelagos
Åland (autonomous), Bornholm
Germany ), and
* On historic Scandinavian and German maps, the Balticum sometimes
includes only the historically or culturally German-dominated lands,
or provinces, of Estonia,
Courland and Latgale
(corresponding to modern
Estonia and Latvia), as well as sometimes
East Prussia , while the historically
Lithuania is occasionally excluded.
North Sea Region
Baltia (Roman mythology)
* List of Intangible Cultural Heritage elements in Northern Europe