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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's Most Popular Sights...
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

Flag_of_LithuaniaCounties of Lithuania…

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Alytus
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Kaunas
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Klaipėda
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Marijampolė
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Panevėžys
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Šiauliai
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Tauragė
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Telšiai
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Utena
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Vilnius
   

Country Information...
 
Capital Vilnius
Largest City Vilnius
Government Parliamentary Republic
Currency Lithuanian litas (Lt) (LTL)
Area total:65,300 km – ranked 123rd
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 Lithuanian 84.1%, Polish 6.6%, Russian 5.8%, Belarusian 1.2%, other 1.1%, unspecified 1.2% (2011 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)
Country code +370
Internet TLD .lt
Time Zone (UTC+2)
Drives on the Right
Anthem Tautiška giesmė
National Hymn
President Gitanas Nauseda
Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis
Holidays and Observances in Lithuania in 2020
Date   Name Type
Jan 1 Wednesday New Year’s Day National holiday
Feb 14 Friday Valentine’s Day Observance
Feb 16 Sunday Independence Restoration Day National holiday
Feb 25 Tuesday Carnival Observance
Mar 11 Wednesday Independence Day/National Day National holiday
Mar 20 Friday March Equinox Season
Mar 29 Sunday Daylight Saving Time starts Clock change/Daylight Saving Time
Apr 10 Friday Good Friday Observance
Apr 11 Saturday Holy Saturday Observance
Apr 12 Sunday Easter Sunday National holiday
Apr 13 Monday Easter Monday National holiday
May 1 Friday Labour Day National holiday
May 3 Sunday Mothers’ Day Observance
Jun 7 Sunday Fathers’ Day Observance
Jun 21 Sunday June Solstice Season
Jun 24 Wednesday St John’s Day/Day of Dew National holiday
Jul 6 Monday King Mindaugas’ Coronation Day National holiday
Aug 15 Saturday Feast of the Assumption of Mary National holiday
Sep 22 Tuesday September Equinox Season
Oct 25 Sunday Daylight Saving Time ends Clock change/Daylight Saving Time
Oct 31 Saturday Halloween Observance
Nov 1 Sunday All Saints’ Day National holiday
Dec 21 Monday December Solstice Season
Dec 24 Thursday Christmas Eve National holiday
Dec 25 Friday Christmas Day National holiday
Dec 26 Saturday Second Day of Christmas National holiday
Dec 31 Thursday New Year’s Eve Observance