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Lithuania is located in Northern Europe part of Europe. It's total area is 63K km² and 35.2% of it is forest area. As of 2022 it has a total population of 2.8M. 68.5% lives in cities whereas 31.5% lives in rural areas.
Lithuania ( (listen); Lithuanian: Lietuva [lʲɪɛtʊˈvɐ]), officially the Republic of Lithuania (Lithuanian: Lietuvos Respublika [lʲɪɛtʊˈvoːs rʲɛsˈpʊblʲɪkɐ]), is a country in the Baltic region of Europe. It is one of three Baltic states and lies on the eastern shore of the Baltic Sea. Lithuania shares land borders with Latvia to the north, Belarus to the east and south, Poland to the south, and Russia to the southwest. It has a maritime border with Sweden to the west on the Baltic Sea. Lithuania covers an area of 65,300 km2 (25,200 sq mi), with a population of 2.8 million. Its capital and largest city is Vilnius; other major cities are Kaunas and Klaipėda. Lithuanians belong to the ethno-linguistic group of the Balts and speak Lithuanian, one of only a few living Baltic languages.

For millennia the southeastern shores of the Baltic Sea were inhabited by various Baltic tribes. In the 1230s, Lithuanian lands were united by Mindaugas, becoming king and founding the Kingdom of Lithuania on 6 July 1253. In the 14th century, the Grand Duchy of Lithuania was the largest country in Europe; present-day Lithuania, Belarus, most of Ukraine, and parts of Poland and Russia were all lands of the Grand Duchy. The Crown of the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania were in a de facto personal union from 1386 with the marriage of the Polish queen Hedwig and Lithuania's Grand Duke Jogaila, who was crowned King jure uxoris Władysław II Jagiełło of Poland. The Commonwealth of Poland and Lithuania was established by the Union of Lublin in July 1569. The Commonwealth lasted more than two centuries, until neighbouring countries dismantled it in 1772–1795, with the Russian Empire annexing most of Lithuania's territory. As World War I ended, Lithuania's Act of Independence was signed on 16 February 1918, founding the modern Republic of Lithuania. In World War II, Lithuania was occupied first by the Soviet Union and then by Nazi Germany. Towards the end of the war in 1944, when the Germans were retreating, the Soviet Union reoccupied Lithuania. Lithuanian armed resistance to the Soviet occupation lasted until the early 1950s. On 11 March 1990, a year before the formal dissolution of the Soviet Union, Lithuania passed the Act of the Re-Establishment of the State of Lithuania, becoming the first Soviet republic to break away when it proclaimed the restoration of its independence.Lithuania is a developed country, with a high income advanced economy; ranking very high in the Human Development Index. It ranks favourably in terms of civil liberties, press freedom, internet freedom, democratic governance, and peacefulness. Lithuania is a member of the European Union, the Council of Europe, eurozone, the Nordic Investment Bank, Schengen Agreement, NATO and OECD. It also participates in the Nordic-Baltic Eight (NB8) regional co-operation format.

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💬 Languages

Lithuanian is the official language.

💵 Currencies

The official currency is Euro [1 USD = 0.922 EUR].

🏧 Cash / Credit card usage

As credit cards are not widely used in Lithuania, we suggest you to carry cash during your travels [2017: %16.28708243]. Approximately there are a total of 🏧 1.1K ATM's in Lithuania.

🧑‍🤝‍🧑 Tourism

In 2019, 6.2M tourists arrived to Lithuania. In 2018, tourism has contributed to Lithuania economy with a total of 1.4B $ income (%3.2).

📱 Bandwidth

Mobile internet & wifi is fast with 83.47 Mbps. Broadband is 🚀very fast with 111.17 Mbps.

Mobile & Wifi (2.91 / 10)

Broadband (3.88 / 10)

☀️ Climate

Averag yearly temperature is ❄️ 6 °C and cold. Current 3 months (April, May and June) average is 🌤️ 11 °C and warm. Current season (spring) is ❄️ 6 °C and cold.
Yearly average6 °C ❄️
3 month average11 °C 🌤️
Spring average6 °C ❄️
Summer average17 °C 🌤️
Fall average7 °C ❄️
Winter average-4 °C ❄️
About seasons: Remember that seasons in Southern Hemisphere are opposite of the Northern one. This means that in Argentina and Australia, winter begins in June. Currently season averages are rendered according Northern Hemisphere.

📈 Economics

In 2022, gross national income (GNI) was 68B $ and with %-5.1 decrease GNI per capita was 24K $. In 2022, consumer inflation was calculated as %19.7.
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