Lithuania is the largest of the three Baltic States. It
covers 65,300 m² and has a population of 3,7 million.
Lithuania is situated along the Baltic Sea. It shares borders
with Poland to the south, Latvia to the north, Belarus to
the southeast, and the Russian exclave of the Kaliningrad
Oblast to the southwest.
Lithuania's capital Vilnius
is a lively university city with a mediterranean air. It
is famous for its Old Town which is regarded as one of the finest and
largest in Europe. In 2004, Lithuania joined the European
Curonian Spit. Please click to enlarge.
Mother nature has bestowed Lithunia bounteously with its
various gifts. Among vast planes she created rolling hills,
clear rivers and misty lakes. More than a quarter of the
state's territory is covered by forests.
5 National Parks and a significant number of game reserves
preserve the country's rich flora and wildlife. The most
popular among them is Trakai.
Lithuania's largest river Nemunas meets the Black Sea at
its famous Amber Coast. Lithuania has around 99 kilometres
(61.5 miles) of sandy coastline, of which only about 38
kilometres (24 miles) face the open Baltic Sea; the rest
of the coast is sheltered by the Curonian sand peninsula.
The so-called Curonian
Spit is famous for its vast dunes, pine forests, high
cliffs, sandy beaches, and a lagoon.