Lithuania

General information

Location: The country is located on the eastern shore of the Baltic Sea. In 1989, the National Geographic Institute of France identified the geographical centre of Europe 24 km northwest of Vilnius. Neighbouring countries: Latvia, Belarus, Poland, Russia (the Kaliningrad Region).

Area: 65.300 sq. km.

Population: 2.900.000.

 

Ethnic Composition

83,1% Lithuanian, 6,0% Polish, 4,8% Russian, 1,1% Belarusian, and 5% other. People of 115 different ethnic backgrounds live in Lithuania.

 

Religions

The religion in Lithuania is predominantly Roman Catholic. In addition to Roman Catholics, you will find Russian Orthodox, Evangelical Lutherans, Evangelical Reformers, Old Believers, Jews, Sunni Muslims and Karaims.

 

National Currency

Euro (EUR) = 100 cents (ct).
 
Time

GMT + 2 hours.
 
Language

Lithuanian is the oldest surviving Indo-European language, which has preserved the most phonetical and morphological aspects of the proto-language which many other European languages come from. Melodic and pleasant to the ear, Lithuanian may appear to be a real mind bender because of its conservative character. It doesn’t have articles – the connections between words are expressed by declining the endings. The Lithuanian language and the kindred Latvian language belong to the Baltic group of Indo-European languages. To this day, some people base their own understanding of ethnic identity on linguistic identity. Lithuanians proudly quote the French linguist Antoine Meillet, who said that ‘anyone wishing to hear how Indo-Europeans spoke should come and listen to a Lithuanian peasant’.

Many popular Lithuanian names are linked with nature:

Aušra – dawn

Eglė – fir-tree

Gintaras – amber

Linas – flax

Ramunė – chamomile flower

Rasa – dew

Rūta – rue-flower

Saulė – sun
 
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Contact us

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LITHUANIAN ROWING FEDERATION
Zemaites str. 6, Vilnius, Lithuania Ph./fax +370 5 213 31 54
E-mail info@lif.lt, www.lif.lt
TOUR OPERATOR BALTIC TOURS
Vasingtono sq. 1, Vilnius, Lithuania Ph. +370 5 266 16 16, fax +370 5 212 67 67
Cell +370 698 45 681 (+2 GMT)
E-mail rasa@baltictours.lt, www.baltictours.com

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