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Lithuania: Meetings Guide
Vilnius photo by  Birutė Simanavičienė
Lithuania in brief
Language Lithuanian
Capital Vilnius
Major cities Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipeda, Šiauliai
Local time GMT + 2 hours
Currency Euro
Political system democratic parliamentary republic
Information

Lithuania is located in Northern Europe, on the eastern shore of the Baltic Sea.

Total area: 65,300 km2 (longest distance from north to south – 276 km, from east to west – 373 km).

Neighboring countries: Latvia, Belarus, Poland, Russia.

Borderline:

  • 1732 km in total;
  • 677 km with Belarus;
  • 104 km with Poland;
  • 255 km of land border and 40 km of sea border with the Russian Federation;
  • 588 km of land border and 22 km of sea border with Latvia.

Coastline: 90, 66 km of the Baltic Sea coast with 4 Blue flag beaches in Palanga, Nida, Juodkrantė and Smiltynė.

Forest covers 30 % of the land area.

Average temperature: July is +17°C, in January – -4.9°C.

International relations: Lithuania is a member of NATO, EU and Schengen area.

Population of Lithuania in 2017

Population: 2 821 674

Major cities population:

  • 534,453 in Vilnius
  • 292,691 in Kaunas
  • 151,309 in Klaipeda

Ethnic groups:

  • 86,9 % Lithuanian,
  • 5,6 % Polish,
  • 4,6 % Russian,
  • 2,9 % others (Ukranian, Belorussian etc.).

Religion: predominantly Roman Catholic, other confessions include Russian Orthodox, Protestant, Muslim, etc.

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