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Lithuania

Background

Lithuania

Lithuanian lands were united under MINDAUGAS in 1236; over the next century, through alliances and conquest, Lithuania extended its territory to include most of present-day Belarus and Ukraine. By the end of the 14th century Lithuania was the largest state in Europe. An alliance with Poland in 1386 led the two countries into a union through the person of a common ruler. In 1569, Lithuania and Poland formally united into a single dual state, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. This entity survived until 1795 when its remnants were partitioned by surrounding countries. Lithuania regained its independence following World War I but was annexed by the USSR in 1940 - an action never recognized by the US and many other countries. On 11 March 1990, Lithuania became the first of the Soviet republics to declare its independence, but Moscow did not recognize this proclamation until September of 1991 (following the abortive coup in Moscow). The last Russian troops withdrew in 1993. Lithuania subsequently restructured its economy for integration into Western European institutions; it joined both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004.

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Lithuania (Lietuva) is a Baltic country in Europe. It has a Baltic Sea coastline in the west and surrounded by Latvia to the north, Belarus to the east, Poland to the southwest, and Russia (Kaliningrad) to the west.

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LithuaniaRadisson Blu Astorija Hotel 

Didzioji 35/2
Vilnius 2001
Lithuania

Price (US$): $196 - $265 / night

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Location. Located in central Vilnius, Radisson Blu Astorija Hotel is near the airport and within walking distance of Vilnius Town Hall, Town Hall Square, and Gate of the Dawn. Additional points of interest include Presidential Palace and Cathedral Square. Hotel Features. Radisson Blu Astorija Hotel features a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available 24 hours a day. The hotel serves a complimentary breakfast. Recreational amenities include an indoor pool, a health club, a sauna,… more »

LithuaniaRamada Hotel and Suites Vilnius 

Subaciaus Str. 2
Vilnius LT-01127
Lithuania

Price (US$): $167 - $462 / night

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Location. Located in central Vilnius, Ramada Hotel and Suites Vilnius is within walking distance of Church of the Holy Spirit, Vilnius Town Hall, and Gate of the Dawn. Nearby points of interest also include Town Hall Square and Vilnius University. Hotel Features. Ramada Hotel and Suites Vilnius's restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A bar/lounge is open for drinks. Room service is available during limited hours. A complimentary continental breakfast is served each morning.… more »

LithuaniaKempinski Hotel Cathedral Square 

Universiteto 14/2
Vilnius 01122
Lithuania

Price (US$): $228 - $283 / night

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Location. Located in central Vilnius, Kempinski Hotel Cathedral Square is within walking distance of Cathedral Square, Vilnius Cathedral, and Vilnius University. Nearby points of interest also include Town Hall Square and Vilnius Town Hall. Hotel Features. Kempinski Hotel Cathedral Square features a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available 24 hours a day. The hotel serves a complimentary buffet breakfast. Recreational amenities include an indoor pool, a spa tub, a sauna, and a… more »

LithuaniaPalanga Hotel 

Birutes Avenue 60
Palanga 00135
Lithuania

Price (US$): $175 - $468 / night

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Location. Palanga Hotel is located in Palanga, close to Palanga Pier and Palanga Beach. Hotel Features. Palanga Hotel features a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available during limited hours. The hotel serves a complimentary breakfast. Recreational amenities include an indoor pool, a sauna, and a fitness facility. Spa amenities include spa services, beauty services, and a hair salon. This 5 star property offers small meeting rooms, secretarial services, and business services.… more »

LithuaniaCrowne Plaza Vilnius 

Ciurlionio St 84
Vilnius 3100
Lithuania

Price (US$): $80 - $119 / night

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Location. Crowne Plaza Vilnius is a business friendly hotel located in central Vilnius, close to Vingis Park, Vilnius Town Hall, and Vilnius University. Additional points of interest include Vilnius Cathedral and Town Hall Square. Hotel Features. Crowne Plaza Vilnius features a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available. Recreational amenities include an indoor pool, a health club, and a sauna. This 5 star property has a business center and offers a meeting/conference room and… more »

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Lithuania

Full name
Republic of Lithuania
Capital
Vilnius
Location

Eastern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea, between Latvia and Russia

Geographic coordinates

56 00 N, 24 00 E

Area comparative

slightly larger than West Virginia

Border countries

Belarus 680 km, Latvia 576 km, Poland 91 km, Russia (Kaliningrad) 227 km

Coastline

90 km

Climate

transitional, between maritime and continental; wet, moderate winters and summers

Terrain

lowland, many scattered small lakes, fertile soil

Lowest point

Baltic Sea 0 m

Highest point

Aukstojas 294 m

Natural resources

peat, arable land, amber

Population

3,545,319 (July 2010 est.)

Ethnic groups

Lithuanian 84%, Polish 6.1%, Russian 4.9%, Belarusian 1.1%, other or unspecified 3.9% (2009)

Religions

Roman Catholic 79%, Russian Orthodox 4.1%, Protestant (including Lutheran and Evangelical Christian Baptist) 1.9%, other or unspecified 5.5%, none 9.5% (2001 census)

Languages

Lithuanian (official) 82%, Russian 8%, Polish 5.6%, other and unspecified 4.4% (2001 census)

Government type

parliamentary democracy

Independence

11 March 1990 (declared); 6 September 1991 (recognized by the Soviet Union)

National holiday

Independence Day, 16 February (1918); note - 16 February 1918 was the date Lithuania declared its independence from Soviet Russia and established its statehood; 11 March 1990 was the date it declared its independence from the Soviet Union

Chief of state

President Dalia GRYBAUSKAITE (since 12 July 2009)

Head of government

Prime Minister Andrius KUBILIUS (since 27 November 2008)

Internet country code

.lt

Internet users

1.964 million (2009)

Airports

81 (2010)

Ports and terminals

Butinge, Klaipeda

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