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Lithuania

Lithuania This optimistic country has after its independence, from not only the Soviet Union but also Poland, done well to get back on its feed, and that is also nessasary, so it can show its natural beauty including amazing coastlines and cities filled with especially the baroque architecture, which for example can be seen in Vilnius, the city that can give you the Cathedra Square and passing on, the Old Town that offers a skyline of baroque chueches and builings as well as candle-lit bars.

Area: 65.318 Km²
Population: 3.611.000 (2001 est.)
Density: 55 pop/Km²

System of government: Parliamentary democracy
Capital: Vilnius (579.000 pop.)
Major cities: Kaunas 419.000 pop.
Ethnic majority: Lithuanian 80%, Russian 9%, Polish 7%
Border countries: Latvia NORTH, Russia (Kaliningrad) EAST, Poland SOUTH-WEST, Belarus SOUTH-EAST

Principal mountains: Jouzapines Kalnas 292 m
Principal rivers: Nemunas 937 Km (total, with belarusian and russian tracts), Neris 468 Km (total, with belarusian tract)
Principal lakes: Kauno Marios
Principal islands: -
Climate: Temperate

Language: Lithuanian (official), Polish, Russian
Religion: Catholic
Currency: Lithuanian Litas (LTL)

Fixed public holidays: 1/1, 16/2, 11/3, 1/5, 6/7, 15/8, 1/11, 25/12, 26/12
Dialling code: 00370
GMT: +2

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