Lithuania Travel Overview

Lithuania Travel Overview

Important facts

Capital: Vilnius

Official language: Lithuanian

Currency: Litas 1LTL = 0.29EUR

Continent: Northern Europe

Vacation in Lithuania

The Sahara of the Baltic Sea

Lithuania invites everyone who wants to know more about this country – because Lithuania has a lot to show.

According to Countryaah, Lithuania is a country in Northern Europe. It borders Latvia, Belarus, Poland and the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad Oblast and the Baltic Sea. The land was shaped by advancing ice in the last Ice Age, so older rocks can only be found individually on the surface.

Climate

The climate of Lithuania is continental, the coldest month is January, the warmest July with an average temperature of 17 degrees and therefore the best time to travel.

Nature

Lithuania has over 200 nature reserves which cover 14% of the country’s area. The high moor Aukštumala, which lies between the towns of Sowetsk and Klaipėda, is well known.
On the Baltic Sea in Lithuania there is also the Curonian Spit, a strip of land in the sea that measures 3.5 km at its widest point and has a total length of 98 km. In 2000 the spit was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Vacation Lithuania

You can swim in Lithuania, especially in the summer months. The place Palanga on the Baltic Sea is very popular among compatriots, as there are some places to go out there. The country also has a long tradition of brewing beer. Some like to combine the latter with the aforementioned.
Lithuania also has a cycle path along the Baltic Sea, which is part of the Baltic Cycle Path.

Important facts

Capital: Vilnius

Official language: Lithuanian

Currency

Currency (sub-unit)

Litas (100 Centas)

ISO 4217 code

LTL / 440

Geography

Continent: Europe

Region: North

Geo coordinates: N 55 ° 10 ’10 ” E 23 ° 52′ 52.6″

Highest mountain: Kalnas (292 m)

Total area: 65,200 km²

Mainland: 65,106 km²

National border: 1,273 km

Coastline: 99 km

Politics

Dependency: Soviet Union until 1991

UN member since: 1991

Other political affiliation: European Union since 2004

Form of government: republic

Houses of Parliament: unikameral

Party system: Multi-party system

State building: centralized

Political culture: Civic culture

Economy

Lithuania GDP - gross domestic product

Export goods: Machinery, metal goods, natural gas

BSP: $ 28,962,000,000

GDP: $ 30,441,000,000

GDP purchasing power parity: $ 56,020,000,000

Economic growth: 8.3%

GDP share of agriculture: 5.2%

GDP share of industry: 33.8%

GDP share of services: 61%

Inflation rate: 3.3%

Unemployment: 4.3%

State budget revenue: $ 4294967295

State budget expenditure: $ 4294967295

National debt: 20.2%

Export: $ 12,620,000,000

Import: $ 14,790,000,000

Foreign debt: $ 14,790,000,000

Gold and currency reserves: $ 4,244,000,000

Electricity consumption: 9,180 million KWh

Gas consumption: 3,520 million m³

Oil production: 13,300 million m³

Oil consumption: 90,000 million m³

Cultivation area: 45.66%

Bovine: 726,000 pieces

Pigs: 1,051,000 pieces

Sheep: 310,000 pieces

Fishing: 166,000 t

Demographic data

Residents: 3,585,900

Residents in cities: 2,399,100

Minorities: Poles and Russians

Average age: 38.2 years

0-14 years: 15.5%

15-64 years: 69.1%

> 65 years: 15.4%

Population growth: -0.3%

Birth rate: 8.75 / 1,000 residents

Death rate: 10.98 / 1,000 residents

Migration: -0.71 / 1,000 residents

Ratio men / women: 0.89

Fertility: 1.2 Children / woman

Infant mortality: 6.78 ‰

Life expectancy men: 69.2 years

Life expectancy women: 79.49 years

Country codes and abbreviations

ISO 3166 Alpha 2: LT

ISO 3166 Alpha 3: LTU

ISO 3166 numeric: 440

Top Level Domain: according to

IOC country code: LTU

UN / LOCODE: LT

Source: Abbreviationfinder

Communication

Telephone connections: 1,060,000

Cell Phones: 2,466,000

Radios: 1,950,000

TV: 1,910,000

Computer: 580,000

Internet users: 1,330,000

Transportation

Railway lines: 1,724 km

Paved roads: 70,820 km

of which expressways: 417 km

Cars: 1,197,000

Merchant fleet (ships over 1,000 GRT): 49

Pipelines: 2.136

Health

Number of doctors: 13,280

Daily food intake: 3,390 kcal / resident

HIV- infected people: 1,300

Education

History

Foundation: 1235

Last sovereign since: 1991

Religion

Main religious group: Christians

Distribution of religions: Roman Catholic (80%)

Crime

Prison inmates: 8,000

Military

Armed forces (troop strength): 13,000

Battleships: 2

Helicopter: 10

Defense Spending: $ 306,000,000

GETTING THERE

Arriving by plane

Austrian Airlines (OS) operates daily flight services from Vienna to Vilnius.

Air Baltic (BT) (Internet: www.airbaltic.com) offers direct connections to Vilnius from Berlin, Hamburg and Munich, transfer connections from Düsseldorf and Zurich.

Lufthansa (LH) flies to Vilnius six times a week directly from Frankfurt. There are transfer connections from other German airports.

Departure fee

60 Lt at Vilnius International Airport.

Arrival by car

The Via Baltica (Internet: www.viabaltica.net) represents a land connection between Germany and Finland and leads over 1500 km through Poland and the Baltic States through lake and forest areas, along the Amber Coast to Tallinn on the Gulf of Finland. The big cities like Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn are connected to each other via the partly well-developed Via Baltica (E 67). Lithuania has a well-developed road network that connects the republic with all neighboring states.

There are numerous border crossing pointsfrom Lithuania to Latvia, Belarus and the Kaliningrad region (Russian Federation). The cheapest way to get here is via Poland (two border crossings at Kalvarijai and Lazdijai in Lithuania). You can expect long waiting times at the border. Unleaded petrol can be bought

at petrol stations. More and more petrol stations are open 24 hours.

Documents:
national or EU driving license, passport. If you arrive via Belarus, you need a Belarusian transit visa, which you have to obtain before you travel.

Long-distance bus: There are bus connections between Vilnius and the larger cities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. From many cities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland drive to Vilnius and othersEcolines (Internet: ecolines.net/de/de) and Eurolines buses (Internet: www.eurolines.com).

Arriving by train

There are daily connections from Berlin and Vienna via Warsaw to Vilnius (travel time: 19 hours). Vilnius is the hub for international and national rail traffic (internet: www.litrail.lt).
The most important routes lead to Riga (Latvia), Warsaw (Poland), Grodno and Minsk (Belarus), Kaliningrad, St. Petersburg and Moscow (Russian Federation) and Lviv (Ukraine). There is a daily sleeping car connection (through car) from Berlin-Lichtenberg to Vlinius via Warsaw and Sestokai (travel time: 19 hours).
Further connections in passenger traffic to Budapest, Prague, Sofia (via Belarus) and to Suwalki (Poland).

Arrival by ship

Several times a week there is a connection from DFDS Seaways (Internet: www.dfdsseaways.com) between Kiel and Klaipeda, the crossing duration is around 20 hours.

There are also connections from Klaipeda to Sweden. Klaipeda is the only year-round ice-free seaport in the Baltic States.