Lithuania

Guide to LITHUANIA

Map of LITHUANIALITHUANIA which official name is Republic of Lithuania or Lithuania, is a country from Europe located at the Eastern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea, between Latvia and Russia. LITHUANIA with 1,613 km sq km, limits with: Belarus 653.5 km, Latvia 588 km, Poland 103.7 km, Russia (Kaliningrad) 267.8 km; and is divided in 10 counties . LITHUANIA's capital is Vilnius which is the most populated city with about 542,381 inhabitants.

History of LITHUANIA

LITHUANIA's government is parliamentary democracy; a Republic with a Ceremonial government type, with President Valdas Adamkus as head of state and Prime Minister Gediminas Kirkilas as head of government.

Flag of LITHUANIAOther symbols of LITHUANIA are Lithuanian motto " Tautos jega vienybeje! (Lithuanian, The strength of the nation is unity!) Lithuanian anthem "Tautiška giesme (The National Song) Lithuanian flag.Lithuanian flag is composed by three equal horizontal bands of yellow (top), green, and red .

LITHUANIA's history is quite long: Independent between the two World Wars, Lithuania was annexed by the USSR in 1940 - an action never recognized by the US. On 11 March 1990, Lithuania became the first of the Soviet republics to declare its independence, but Moscow did not recognize this proclamation until September of 1991 (following the abortive coup in Moscow). The last Russian troops withdrew in 1993. Lithuania subsequently restructured its economy for integration into Western European institutions; it joined both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004.

LITHUANIAs geography

LITHUANIA has an area of 65,200Km ,with a coastline of 90, this great area is composed by NA sq km of land and NA sq km of water. Lithuanian geography is known by it's lowland, many scattered small lakes, fertile soil .

Guide to travel to LITHUANIA

If you are thinking on traveling to LITHUANIA, you will have to take in consideration some points like LITHUANIA's currency, LITHUANIA's weather, LITHUANIA's national holiday and LITHUANIA's transports.

The first thing you need to know for your travels abroad is country's currency. LITHUANIA`s currency is called litas ( 0), which is divided in 100 centu

LITHUANIA's weather is characterized to be transitional, between maritime and continental; wet, moderate winters and summers. So be sure of choosing the proper date to travel to LITHUANIA.

You can also consider to visit LITHUANIA on it's national holiday to get in LITHUANIA's culture. If you do so, LITHUANIA's national holiday is called Independence Day, 16 February.

Also, if you like natural wonders, don't forget to visit the highest point of LITHUANIA: Juozapines Kalnas 293.6 m. And try also to get to LITHUANIA's lowest point: Baltic Sea 0 mBut if you prefer the city, you must visit LITHUANIA's tallest structure: ( ).

Don't be afraid to take a flight to LITHUANIA, with more than 91 airports and 2 airlines, you will get to LITHUANIA without problems. Once there, you can choose the transport type that better fits your needs. LITHUANIA has about1,771 of railways, and also425 of roadways, so is a good place for a car trip.

Lithuanian Culture

Coat of arms of LITHUANIALITHUANIA is known by Lithuanians as Lietuvos Respublika or Lietuva in the shortened way. Lithuanian, about 3,575,439 people, are composed by different ethnics: Lithuanian 83.4%, Polish 6.7%, Russian 6.3%, other or unspecified 3.6% (2001 census). And they also have different languages: Lithuanian.

Another relevant point nowadays it's LITHUANIA's religion. Lithuanians are divided in Roman Catholic 79%, Russian Orthodox 4.1%, Protestant (including Lutheran and Evangelical Christian Baptist) 1.9%, other or unspecified 5.5%, none 9.5% (2001 census). So you can visit any of it's7 like Vilnius Cathedral .

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