LITHUANIA IN A NUTSHEL

Capital:
Vilnius
Language:
Lithuanian
National anthem:
“Tautiška giesmė“ - Vincas Kudirka
Total area:
65,300 km2
Population:
2 823 000
National Currency:
Euro (€)
Local time:
GMT + 2 hours
International telephone code:
+370
Geographical location:
The Republic of Lithuania lies on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea.
Neighbour countries:
Latvia, Russia, Poland and Belarus
Government:
Democratic Republic
Independence:
Independent from the 16th February 1918 (till 1940­). 2nd independence 11th March 1990.
Government:
Democratic Republic
International partnership:
NATO
EU
Schengen area
Resorts:
Palanga
Neringa
Druskininkai
Birštonas
Ethnicity:
Lithuanian – 83.5%
Polish – 6.7%
Russian – 6.3%
Belarusian – 1.2%
other – 2.3%.