country code: LT
EU membership: yes
NATO membership: yes
GPS: 56 00 N, 24 00 E
Lithuanian Litas: LTL
1LTL = 0.367 USD
1LTL = 0.290 EUR
Travel advices and warnings Lithuania
||A country, situated at the geographical centre of Europe, washed by the Baltic Sea, covered with dense forests and meandering rivers and lakes, respectful of its traditions, proud of the Lithuanian language, nurturing its UNESCO world heritage sites, and open to innovations.
If you enjoy trips to the countryside to see spectacular natural landscapes, visit Lithuania. The stunning Curonian Spit and Lithuania's lovely national parks leave an indelible impression on every visitor.
If you prefer vibrant city life, visit Lithuania. You will find all types of dazzling entertainment in each of our cities.
If you feel like indulging in a blissful spa experience, visit Lithuania. Our spa resorts offer some of the highest quality services.
If you love celebrations, visit Lithuania. Lithuanians mark all their jovial holidays with traditional celebrations, merrymaking and festivals.
If you like hearty food, visit Lithuania. You'll be able to try our delectable national and international cuisine.
If you want to experience some genuine hospitality, then you must visit Lithuania!
||The culture of Lithuania has been influenced by geography, historical events, and artistic movements. Various cultural changes occurred throughout Lithuania's transformation from a former country of the Soviet Union to an independent Baltic state. Lithuanian is Lithuania's official language, and most Lithuanians are Roman Catholics. Folk is an influential genre on Lithuanian music, literature, and film.
||Lithuanian cuisine features the products suited to the cool and moist northern climate of Lithuania: barley, potatoes, rye, beets, greens, berries, and mushrooms are locally grown, and dairy products are one of its specialities. Since it shares its climate and agricultural practices with Eastern Europe, Lithuanian cuisine has much in common with Eastern European (Polish, Ukrainian) , and shares some similarities to Scandinavian cuisine also, Hungarian, Romanian, and Georgian cuisines as well as Ashkenazi cuisine. Nevertheless, it has its own distinguishing features, which were formed by a variety of influences during the country's long and difficult history.
||Lithuania has a climate mid-way between maritime and continental. The weather is changeable, with mild, wet summers and cold winters. Winter temperatures are usually below freezing. Rainfall is spread throughout the year, but more rain tends to fall on the coast. Summer is the wettest season and cloudy skies are common.
||Lietuviešu (lietuvių kalba) ir valsts valodas Lietuvas un ir atzīta par vienu no oficiālajām valodām Eiropas Savienībā. Ir aptuveni 2. 960. 000 dzimtā lietuviešu runātāju Lietuvā un aptuveni 170. 000 ārzemēs. Lietuviešu baltu valodu, ir cieši saistīti ar Latvijas, lai gan tie nav savstarpēji saprotamas. Tas ir rakstīts pielāgota versija romiešu skriptu. Lietuviešu valoda, domājams, ir vispiesardzīgākajiem dzīvo indoeiropiešu valodu, saglabājot daudzas no Proto indoeiropiešu funkcijas tagad ir zaudējuši arī citās indoeiropiešu valodās.
||Unless you’re Latvian or Polish, you probably didn’t come to Vilnius to shop. However, shopping is fun, and, in the case of certain products (notably Lithuanian alcohol, cigarettes and amber) a hell of a lot cheaper than it is in the West. The main shopping areas in Vilnius can be divided neatly into the two areas of Old Town (antiques, amber, books old and new and some nice pieces of art) and parts of the city’s classiest street, Gedimino (designer clothes, mobile phones and more books). The city’s markets are also well worth a visit for an authentic, blast to the past experience if nothing else, as indeed are the increasing number of large shopping centres around the edge of the city, where among other things you’ll find all the clothing and footwear shops we’ve chosen not to list here.
||The Lithuanian litas (ISO currency code LTL, symbolized as Lt; plural litai or litų) is the currency of Lithuania. It is divided into 100 centų (genitive case; singular centas, nominative plural centai). The litas was first introduced in 1922 after World War I, when Lithuania declared independence and was reintroduced on June 25, 1993, following a period of currency exchange from the ruble to the litas with the temporary talonas then in place. The name was modeled after the name of the country (similarly to Latvia and its lats). From 1994 to 2002, the litas was pegged to the U. S. dollar at the rate of 1 to 4. Currently the litas is pegged to the euro at the rate of 3. 4528 to 1. The euro was expected to replace the litas by January 1, 2010, but due to the current rate of inflation and the economic crisis, this date will be delayed for another four years until 1 January 2014.