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Facts about Lithuania
Area: 65,300 sq. km.
Population: 2,810,865 (year 2017)
Official language– Lithuanian, which is the member of Baltic language group (other 2 members are Latvian, and dead Prussian language). It is the most archaic language from all the Indo-European languages.
Lithuania is considered to be very religious country. Today 79 percent of Lithuanians consider themselves as Roman Catholics.
On 1 January 2015, Lithuania adopted the euro as the official currency and became the 19th member of the Eurozone.
LithuanianRepublic is the parliamentary democracy. The head of state is The President. Executive authority is Prime minister and the cabinet, and the legislative power is in the hands of parliament.
Neighbors: Latvia, Belarus, Poland, and Russia.
The biggest cities in Lithuania:
- Vilnius – 526 356 pop.
- Kaunas – 306 888 pop.
- Klaipėda – 158 541 pop.
Lithuania is at a crossroad between west and east Europe, and throughout its complicated history has developed a unique culture, which encompasses both deep respect for traditions and robust wish to learn and innovate. We are members of EU and NATO, and are among the most bilingual and educated nations in Europe, however costs of living here are lower than in western countries, which makes Lithuania great for tourism, education or business.
Lithuanian people are simple, calm and can be somewhat shy with foreigners, but friendly and good-intended when you get to know them. We are keen to share our experience and the way of life with the rest of the world. If you plan to visit, you are certain to leave with dozens of new friends.