Lithuania: According to thesciencetutor, the Republic of Lithuania is located on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea. From the southwest, the state borders on Poland and Russia; in the north, on Latvia, the common border with Belarus runs along the southeast of the state. The area of the state is sixty-five thousand square kilometers. The territory of the republic is mostly flat, the highest point of the country is two hundred and ninety-two meters – Aukštojas Hill. More than half of the territory of the Republic is occupied by meadows and fields, thirty percent of the forest. Large rivers Neman and Viliya. Two percent of the land is occupied by about three thousand lakes. The popular resort town of Palanga is located along the coast with a length of more than twenty-five kilometers. The beaches of Palanga have been awarded the Blue Flag certificate. The resort town of Niringa, another popular place visited by tourists and residents of Lithuania, stretches over fifty kilometers of the coast of the Baltic Sea and the Curonian Lagoon. The most famous and oldest resort in the country is Druskininkai, which is located on the right bank of the Nemunas River. The quality of Druskininkai mineral water is recognized all over the world. Nobody will be indifferent to the beauty and majesty of the capital of Lithuania – Vilnius.
Lithuania: climate. Due to the currents of moist sea air, the climate on the coast is maritime turning into continental. Moist air currents from the Baltic Sea bring coolness and comfort to the entire coast during summer days and soften the winter months. The average summer temperature is July plus seventeen degrees. In winter in January minus seven degrees. Due to the proximity to the Baltic Sea, the weather is not stable, prolonged drizzling rains, frequent thunderstorms and fogs are possible.
Lithuania: population. The population is about three million people.
Lithuania: religion. Catholicism is the main religion of Lithuanians. Ten percent represent Lutheranism.
Lithuania: capital. Vilnius is the largest city in Lithuania. The population is over five hundred thousand people. Vilnius is the economic, political and cultural center of Lithuania. About fifty percent of the area of Vilnius is occupied by green areas. No other city in Eastern Europe has so many temples. The historical center of Vilnius is recognized as the largest cultural monument of world importance and is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The city constantly hosts festivals, carnivals, theatrical performances. There are more than two hundred small and large cafes and restaurants in the city.
Lithuania: major cities. Kaunas – population of three hundred and forty thousand people, Klaipeda – population of one hundred and eighty thousand people, Panevėžys – population of one hundred and ten thousand people, Alytus – population of sixty thousand people.
Lithuania: currency. On January 1, 2015, Lithuania joined the Eurozone. The official Lithuanian currency is Euro. All non-cash and cash payments are made in Euro. Most organizations and shops and restaurants accept bank cards.
Lithuania: mobile communications. GSM 900/1800 mobile communication standards. Telephone code (+370)
Lithuania: electrical voltage. In Lithuania, the standard voltage is 220 volts.
Lithuania: Vilnius city transport. Public transport in Vilnius is a network of trams, trolleybuses and buses.
Lithuania: language. The state language is Lithuanian.
Lithuania: visa. For citizens of Ukraine, a visa is required. Processing time – from 10 working days.
Lithuania: time. Lithuania and Ukraine are in the same time zone.
Lithuania: weekends and holidays.
New Year – January 1
Independence Day – February 16
Day of the Restoration of Lithuanian Statehood – March 11
Catholic Easter – April-May
Mother’s Day – first Sunday in May
Coronation of Mindaugas – July 6
All Saints’ Day – November 1
Christmas – December 25 and 26