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Capital : Vilnius
Language :  Lithuanian
Currency :  Euro
Population : 2 859 709
Area : 65 300 km2

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Lithuania facts

1. Independence from the USSR was obtained on March 11, 1990.
2. The population density is 45.5 people / km2.
3. The country is 4.8 times smaller than Poland.
4. The main religion is Roman Catholicism, 80%.
5. The longest river is Nemunas, 475 km.
6. Full name of the country – the Republic of Lithuania.
7. Political system – a parliamentary republic.
8. The largest lake is Dryświaty.
9. The highest peak is Mt Auksztocka (Wysoka Góra) 293.84 m above sea level.
10. The average temperature is in January -2 °C, in July 16 °C.

11. Lithuania was the first Soviet country to become independent.

12. The mother of John Paul II was of Lithuanian descent.

13. At the end of the 14th century, it was the largest state in Europe.

Author: Turyst

14. The first book was published in 1574.

15. The Lithuanians were the first in the world to come up with a way to receive vodka from cereals.

16. The country is a global leader in hot air balloon flights.

17. During the Holocaust, 190,000 (91%) of Lithuanian Jews were killed.

18. Lithuania was the last country in Europe to be baptized.

Author: MR

19. In the capital of Lithuania – Vilnius, Lithuanians constitute about 62% of the city’s population.

Author: Varc

20. Lithuania is called the country of storks.

21. The popular Lithuanian dish is Cepelinai – potato dumplings with an oval shape with meat, cheese and mushrooms.

22. Vilnius University was the first University in Eastern Europe.

23. Basketball is such a popular sport in Lithuania that some people call it a second religion.

24. The Lithuanian Internet, according to some sources, has the fastest data sending and downloading in Europe.

25. In Lithuania, you can buy a home perfume called “Lithuanian fragrance”.

26. There are many types of bread, including with dried fruit, nuts and even potatoes.

Author: Paulina

27. Every fifth Wilnianin has Russian roots.

Author: Pati

28. The permissible blood alcohol content of a person driving a car is 0.4 per mille (for the first two years 0.0 per mille).

Author: alfa

29. Lithuania, as the first country in the world, introduced a ban on selling energy drinks to persons under the age of eighteen.

Author: Beata

30. The minimum wage is 325 euro per month and 2.03 euro per day (data from 2015).

Author: Daria

31. In 2018, the average monthly salary in this country is 895 €.

32. The amount of income tax in Lithuania is 15%.

33. Women can retire at the age of 61 and 4 months, and men aged 63 and 2 months.

Author: Daria

34. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 8.2% .

Author: Daria

35. The richest Lithuanian is Nerijus Numavicius with assets worth over $1 billion.

Author: $$$NaBogato$$$

36. In Lithuania, an average person consumes about 15.4 liters of pure alcohol per year.

37. The national alcohol is Midus.

38. The most beer is beer – 46%, then spirit – 34%, wine – 8%, and other alcoholic beverages – 12%.

Author: AlkoWorld

39. In this country, compulsory education lasts 9 years.

40. The beginning of education begins at the age of 7.

41. The average IQ level is 91.

Author: EduKacJa

42. The national animal is a white stork.

Author: Kos

43. The change from daylight saving time to winter time (turning clockwise back one hour) is the last Sunday in October.

Author: Adrianna

44. There are Polish schools in Lithuania.

Author: DeeDee

45. The built-up speed limit is 50 km / h.

46. Outside built-up areas, the permitted speed on the normal road varies from 70 to 90 km / h, and on highways from 120 to 130 km / h.

47. In 2014, 335 people lost their lives as a result of traffic accidents.

48. 15.6% of fatal accidents caused people who were under the influence of alcohol.

49. In this country, more than 1,984,000 motor vehicles are registered (687 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

Author: AutoMania

50. In this country there are over 84 166 km of paved roads including over 309 km of expressways (0.13% of all roads in the world).

Author: Marlène

51. In this country there are 61 airports, 22 of the paved surface.

52. In this country there are over 1,767 km of railway tracks.

Author: Marlène

53. In this country, over 1 628 000 (2015) 2 599 678 (2018) people have access to internet (about 90% of the population).

54. About 1,400,000 (2015) 1,400,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

Author: NET

55. The national top-level domain is .lt . There are over 153.670 websites with such an extension.

56. The most popular pages with the extension .lt are: google.lt, delfi.lt and lrytas.lt.

Author: http

57. This country has 2018 over year $3,988,000,000 in foreign exchange reserves (0.0062% of foreign currency reserves of all countries of the world).

Author: Vinamra

58. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) …
      – in 2015 the year is $51 002 000 000 ,
      – in 2018 the year is $47 170,000,000 .

59. Internal debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 year was 40.9% GDP, or around: $20,859 818 000 ,
      – 2018 of the year was 39.7% GDP, or around: $18 726 490,000 . To pay it off, each citizen would have to give around $6 478.

60. Foreign debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 the year was around: $30,810,000,000 ,
      – 2018 of the year is around: $40,525,000,000 .

Author: Komornik

61. 28% of adults living in this country are overweight.

Author: Łasuch

62. In this country an adult person smokes an average of 67 cigarettes a month.

Author: VViki

63. In this country there are 0.2% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 5 781 people).

Author: Reebeka

64. The lowest temperature: -42.9 °C was measured in Utena.

65. The highest temperature: 37.5 °C was measured in Utena.

Author: weather

66. The most deadly disease in this country is heart failure.

Author: medi

67. The average life expectancy in this country is 71.3 years (women – 77.2 years and men – 65.5 years).

Author: Wilga

68. 4 Lithuanian citizens received the Nobel Prize.

Author: redsun

69. On March 29, 2004, Lithuania joined the political and military organization called NATO.

Author: Weteran

70. In this country, men and women can get married at the age of 18.

71. In this country, women having their first child on average 26.7 years old.

72. 10 women give birth to 16 children on average

Author: Nadia

73. The average age people living in this country is 43.1 years old.

74. The country is around:
431,000 people (14.91%) in the age range 0-14 years.
1,905,000 individuals (65.94%) in the 15-64 age range years.
553 200 people (19.15%) over 65 years old.

75. In this country, about 29,200 children are born each year (1.0% of the population), and about 41,200 people die (1.4% of the population).

Author: Sara19

76. The products of well-known brands are inferior in quality to those sold in Western Europe.

Author: Co jemy

77. There are 28059 km2 of agricultural land in Lithuania (45% of the country).

78. 7 people in 1000 possess firearms.

79. Vilnius is the highest located city in the country.

80. In this country, women have the right to vote since 1918.

81. In this country, the formalities associated with setting up a business last 26 days.

82. He joined the United Nations on September 17, 1991.

83. The work week is 40 hours.

84. 67% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

85. 21306 km2 of the country is covered by forests (34%)

86. The last death penalty was carried out in 1995.

Author: Statyk

87. Lithuania takes 94 place in the ranking of the best armies in the world.

88. There are over 16,010 professional soldiers and 7,000 reservists (2018).

89. Number of equipment:
2018 year – 0 tanks, 432 armored vehicles, 11 jet aircraft and 5 helicopters.

90. The army in 2018 was assigned over 430,000,000 dollars.

91. The naval fleet consists of more than 12 ships (2018).

Author: Wojak

92. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 15%, and for companies 15% (2018).

93. The tax on goods and services is 21% (2018).

94. The level of inflation in 2018 is 2.5%.

Author: Fan%

95. Lithuania has 5,800 kg of gold reserves (2018).

Author: Vinamra

What is the highest peak in Lithuania?
The highest peak in Lithuania is Mount Auksztocka (294 m above sea level).

answer: Marta

What is the largest river in Lithuania?
The largest river in Lithuania is Nemunas, 475 km.

answer: Marta

What is the largest lake in Lithuania?
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What is the national dish?
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What Lithuania has national colors?
National colors: yellow, green and red.

answer: Marta

What is national alcohol?
The national alcohol is Midus.

answer: Marta

What is the national animal?
The national animal is a white stork.

answer: Marta

What is the national sport?
Basketball is a national sport.

answer: Marta

Which countries borders Lithuania?
Lithuania borders on such countries as: Belarus 680 km, Latvia 576 km, Poland 91 km, Russia 227 km.

answer: Marta

What is the average age of people living in this country?
The average age people living in this country is 43.1 years.

answer: Marta

What is the minimum wage?
The minimum wage is 325 euro per month and 2.03 euro per day (data from 2015).

answer: Marta

What is the density of population in Lithuania?
The population density is 46 people per km2.

answer: Marta

What is the motto of this country?
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What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?
The highest temperature: 37.5 ° C was measured in Utena.

answer: Marta

What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?
The lowest temperature: -42.9 ° C was measured in Utena.

answer: Marta

With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?
In this country, alcohol can be bought at the age of 18.

answer: Marta