Lithuania Facts and History

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Flag of Lithuania
National Flag of Lithuania

Interesting facts about Lithuania

  • Official Name: Lietuvos Respublika (Republic of Lithuania)
  • Form of Government: unitary multiparty republic with one legislative house (Seimas, or Parliament [141])
  • President: Gitanas Nausėda
  • Prime Minister: Ingrida Šimonytė
  • GDP: 54.63 billion USD (2019)
  • Capital: Vilnius
  • Population: 2.794 million (2019)
  • Official Languages: Lithuanian
  • Currency: Euro
  • Timezone: GMT-3
  • Area: 65,300 km²
  • Dialing Code: +370
  • Major Mountain Ranges: Medvégalio Kalnas,Utenos
  • Major Rivers: Nemunas,Neris
  • Continent: Europe
  • Border Countries: Lithuania is bounded by Latvia to the north, Belarus to the east and south, Poland and the detached Russian oblast of Kaliningrad to the southwest, and the Baltic Sea to the west.

Map of Lithuania

National Symbols of Lithuania

  • National Bird: White Stork
  • National Anthem: “Tautiška giesmė”
  • National Animal: White stork
  • National Flower: rue plant
  • National Poet: Adam Mickiewicz
  • National Game: Basketball