If you really want to know Lithuania, you must first begin to get to know its people. Most Lithuanians are very sincere, hospitable and helpful, and, in fact, we expect the same treatment in return from our quests. Lithuanians are long-lived people, so, if you have an opportunity to talk to people of older generation, you will bring back to your country many interesting stories and experiences.
If you are tired of civilization, you will have an excellent opportunity for retreat from its pressures. You only need to go away from the big cities and travel where your heart and mind can rest – to seemingly endless forests, lakes, scattered all over Lithuania, rivers that criss-cross the country or the unforgettably beautiful Curonian Spit bathed by the Baltic Sea.
If, on the contrary, you are a truly urban person, you will find lots of things to do in Lithuania’s big cities. There are numerous museums that have accumulated huge collections, national and private art galleries, the never-ending buzz of theatre and music halls, fascinating nightlife, a variety of entertainment options and sports events. Not to mention the national dishes and drinks, which must be tasted, if you like to come home with new experiences.
We are waiting for you to visit us – it will be a pleasure for us to know you!
|National currency:||the euro (from 1 January 2015)|
|Geographical situation:||Lithuania is a state in Northern Europe|
|Neighboring countries:||Latvia, Belarus, Poland, and Russia|
|Form of Government:||Parliamentary democracy|
|Head of State:||
|Largest cities (number of inhabitants):||
|Ethnic composition (%):||
The total number of nationalities living in Lithuania is 154.
|Religion:||Most Lithuanians belong to Roman Catholic Church. There are also Eastern Orthodox, Evangelical Lutheran, Reformed Church, Eastern Orthodox, Judaism, Islam and other religions.|
|Landscape:||Lithuania is a flat land with plains covering approximately 75% of the country|
|Climate:||Ranges between maritime and continental. The average temperatures are +19°C in July and -3°C in January.|
|More about Lithuania:||The Official Gateway of Lithuania|