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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 Community.

Pine Forest on the Curonian Spit Dunes of the Curonian Spit Boat near Trakai

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.