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Facts & Figures

Location
North-eastern Europe on the shores of the Baltic Sea

Area
66 200 sq. km 30% forests. 2, 830 lakes larger than 0,5 hectares, 18 rivers longer than 100 kilometres

Neighbours
Poland, Latvia, Russia, Belarus

Population
2, 986 million

Goverment
Parliamentary Republic

Capital
Vilnius was established in 1323. Population of 542,932. One of the largest Old Towns in Europe, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Currency
Euro since 2015

Climate
Maritime/continental

Curonian spit
98 km long, thin, curved sand-dune spit that is surrounded by waters of the Baltic Sea and the Curonian Lagoon. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site shared by Lithuania and Russia

Landscape
Pastoral with plains, forests and rolling hills

Coastline
99 km of sandy coastline, of which 38 km face the Baltic Sea

Time zone
GMT +2 (winter), GMT +3 (summer)

Official language
Lithuanian. English and Russian spoken extensively, Polish in some areas

Ethnic groups
83,9% Lithuanian, 6,6% Polish, 5,4% Russian, 1,3% Belorussian, 2,8% other

Religion
79% Roman Catholic. Other: Eastern Orthodox, Protestant, Jewish, Muslim

International airports
Vilnius, Kaunas, Palanga

Port
Klaipėda is an ice free port located in the north

Roads
High grade and well developed road system throughout the country

International membership
European Union, NATO, World Bank, World Trade Organization, Schengen Area

Distances and flights
between VILNIUS and other cities

City
Km
Time
Amsterdam
1367
2.20
Brussels
1470
2.35
Copenhagen
815
1.35
Dublin
2052
3.20
Frankfurt
1234
2.10
Helsinki
611
1.15
Kiev
589
1.55
London
1724
2.50
Milan
1535
2.00
Moscow
786
2.05
Oslo
1048
1.30
Paris
1697
3.10
Rome
1702
3.20
Vienna
950
2.05

Public Holidays

January 1
New Year's Day
February 16
Independence Day
March 11
Restoration of Independence Day
Between March & April
(changes every year)
Easter
May 1
Labour Day
June 24
Feast of St. John (Midsummer)
July 6
Coronation Day
August 15
Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
November 1
All Saints' Day
December 24
Christmas Eve
December 25,26
Christmas

Monthly average temperature (°C)
IN Lithuania


Month
Avg.
High / Low
Record
High / Low
January
-2 / -5
+12,6 (2007) / -40,5 (1940)
February
-2 / -5
+16,5 (1990) / -42,9 (1956)
March
+5 / -2
+21,8 (1968) / -37,5 (1964)
April
+14 / 0
+28,8 (1950) / -23 (1963)
May
+15 / +8
+34 (1892) / -6,8 (1965)
June
+16.4 / +10
+37 (2011) / -2,8 (1977)
July
+17.5 / +11
+37,5 (1994) / +0,9 (1971)
August
+15 / +10
+36 (1992) / -2,9 (1966)
September
+13 / +8
+32 (1992) / -6,3 (1993)
October
+10 / +2
+26 (1985) / -19,5 (1956)
November
+5 / 0
+18,5 (1968) / -23 (1998)
December
+0.97 / -5
+15,6 (1982) / -34 (1969)