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Lithuanian lands were united under MINDAUGAS in 1236; over the next century, through alliances and conquest, Lithuania extended its territory to include most of present-day Belarus and Ukraine. By the end of the 14th century Lithuania was the largest state in Europe. An alliance with Poland in 1386 led the two countries into a union through the person of a common ruler. In 1569, Lithuania and Poland formally united into a single dual state, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. This entity survived until 1795 when its remnants were partitioned by surrounding countries. Lithuania regained its independence following World War I but was annexed by the USSR in 1940 – an action never recognized by the US and many other countries. On 11 March 1990, Lithuania became the first of the Soviet republics to declare its independence, but Moscow did not recognize this proclamation until September of 1991 (following the abortive coup in Moscow). The last Russian troops withdrew in 1993. Lithuania subsequently restructured its economy for integration into Western European institutions; it joined both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004. In 2015, Lithuania joined the euro zone, and it joined the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in 2018.

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Lithuania Tourism Information…

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The Best of Lithuania…

Here is a list of some of the most interesting and visited places. Cities or areas listed will always have more than just one thing see and do. With the popular cities or areas we list some of the best known, which should go on everyone’s, must see list when they visit.  
Kaunas Ninth Fort
Old Town
Curonian Split-Klaipeda
Nida Dunes-Nida
Palanga Beach-Palanga
Saiuliai Hill of Crosses- Saiuliai
Trakai Castle-Trakai
Vilnius Bernardine Gardens
Castle Hill
Gate of Dawn
Gediminas Tower
KGB Museum
Old Town
St. Anne’s Church

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Lithuania Country Information…

Capital:

Vilnius

Largest City:

Vilnius

Government:

Parliamentary Republic

Currency:

Lithuanian litas (Lt) (LTL)

Area:

Total: 65,300 km2 (25,220 sq mi) Ranked 123rd, water: 1.98 km2

Climate:

Transitional, between maritime and continental; wet, moderate winters and summers

Population:

2,854,235 (July 2016 est.)  ranked 140th

Language:

Lithuanian (official) 82%, Russian 8%, Polish 5.6%, other 0.9%, unspecified 3.5% (2011 est.)

Ethnic Groups:

Latvian 61.1%, Russian 26.2%, Belarusian 3.5%, Ukrainian 2.3%, Polish 2.2%, Lithuanian 1.3%, other 3.4% (2013 est.)

Religion:

Roman Catholic 77.2%, Russian Orthodox 4.1%, Old Believer 0.8%, Evangelical Lutheran 0.6%, Evangelical Reformist 0.2%, other (including Sunni Muslim, Jewish, Greek Catholic, and Karaite) 0.8%, none 6.1%, unspecified 10.1% (2011 est.)

Electricity:

230V, 50Hz (European plug C, F )

Telephone Code:

+370

Local Emergency Phone Number:

112

Internet TLD:

.lt

Time Zone:

EET (UTC+2) / Summer EEST (UTC+3) daylight saving time: +1hr, begins last Sunday in March, ends last Sunday in October

Road DrivingSide:

Right

Anthem:

Tautiška giesmė
National Hymn

President:

Gitanas Nausėda

Prime Minister:

Ingrida Šimonytė

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Holidays and Observances in Lithuania in 2020

Date NameType
Jan 1WednesdayNew Year’s DayNational holiday
Feb 14FridayValentine’s DayObservance
Feb 16SundayIndependence Restoration DayNational holiday
Feb 25TuesdayCarnivalObservance
Mar 11WednesdayIndependence Day/National DayNational holiday
Mar 20FridayMarch EquinoxSeason
Mar 29SundayDaylight Saving Time startsClock change/Daylight Saving Time
Apr 10FridayGood FridayObservance
Apr 11SaturdayHoly SaturdayObservance
Apr 12SundayEaster SundayNational holiday
Apr 13MondayEaster MondayNational holiday
May 1FridayLabour DayNational holiday
May 3SundayMothers’ DayObservance
Jun 7SundayFathers’ DayObservance
Jun 21SundayJune SolsticeSeason
Jun 24WednesdaySt John’s Day/Day of DewNational holiday
Jul 6MondayKing Mindaugas’ Coronation DayNational holiday
Aug 15SaturdayFeast of the Assumption of MaryNational holiday
Sep 22TuesdaySeptember EquinoxSeason
Oct 25SundayDaylight Saving Time endsClock change/Daylight Saving Time
Oct 31SaturdayHalloweenObservance
Nov 1SundayAll Saints’ DayNational holiday
Dec 21MondayDecember SolsticeSeason
Dec 24ThursdayChristmas EveNational holiday
Dec 25FridayChristmas DayNational holiday
Dec 26SaturdaySecond Day of ChristmasNational holiday
Dec 31ThursdayNew Year’s EveObservance