Lithuania

 
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Lithuania, officially the Republic of Lithuania is a country in Northern Europe, the southernmost of the three Baltic states. Situated along the southeastern shore of the Baltic Sea, it shares borders with Latvia to the north, Belarus to the southeast, Poland, and the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad to the southwest. Lithuania is a member of NATO and of the European Union.

Its population is 3.4 million. Its capital and the largest city is Vilnius. This year (2009) Capital of Lithuania (Vilnius) is European Capital of Culture.

Present-day Lithuania has one of the fastest growing economies in the European Union. Lithuania became a full member of the Schengen Agreement on 21 December 2007. In 2009, Lithuania celebrated the millennium of its name. Source


Lithuania Facts

Population: 3 million

Capital: Vilnius

Currency: Lithuanian litas

Area: 65,200 km2

Language: Lithuanian

Main Religion: Christian

Calling Code: +370

Time Zone: GMT + 2

Main Cities
: Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipeda, Siauliai, Panevezys, Alytus, Marijampole, Mazeikiai, jonava, Utena, Kedainiai, Telsiai, Visaginas, Taurage,  Ukmerge, Plunge, Silute, Kretinga, Radviliskis, Druskinibnkai