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LITHUANIA


Geographical Position:

It is the European country in Baltic. The most extended among Baltic republics. The country borders upon Russia, Poland, Byelorussia, Latvia. Occupies the surface about 65.200 km ².

Climate & Weather:

Continental climate. In winter the temperature measures up in middle about -4,9ºC, in summer – about +17ºC.

Landscapes:

Bosques.
Mar Báltico, numerosos lagos y pantanos, río Niemen.

Time Zone:

Hour of Greenwich +2.

Population:

The 80% of its population are Lithuanian and 10% are Russians. Totals 3.7 millions of residents.

Major Language:

Lithuanian.

Capital:

Vilnius.

Largest Cities:

Vilnius, Kláipeda (the principal port of the country in Baltic), Kaunas.

Money Matters:

Euro.

History & Culture:

V c. – the Scandinavian incursions onto the territory of Baltic tribes, modern Lithuania.
1240 – Mindaugas founded the great dukedom of Lithuania.
1385-1386 – united with Poland and adopted the Catholicism.
XIII-XIV – the Lithuanian troops leaded by the great dike Guedimín, founder of the Lithuanian state, extended their domination over russian participates of SO.
1795 – the major part of the country was annexed by the Russian Empire.
1915-1918 – was occupied by Germans.
1918 – proclaimed its independence.
1920 – the independence was restored by Russia.
1940 – According to the German-Soviet pact was annexed by USSR.
1941-1944 – was occupied by Germans
1990 – Lithuanians proclaimed the independence of their country.
1991 – the independence was restored by Russia and International Community, and the country entered in the EU.

Tour Packages:
What to bring from Russia:
Getting There:

It is easy to come in Vilnius by the airplane or train from Riga, St. Petersburg and Moscow. Also there are regular international buses which connect Vilnius with Riga, Tallinn, St. Petersburg, Stockholm.

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CONTACT DETAILS
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Tel./Fax: +7 (812) 740 47 22
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