Country Profile - Lithuania

Name: Republic of Lithuania

Location: Northern Europe

Time: IST (-) 3 1/2 hrs

Capital: Vilnius

Language: Lithuanian (official) 82%, Russian 8%, Polish 5.6%, other and unspecified 4.4%.

Area: 65,300 sq kms

Population: 3,535,547 (July 2011 est.)

National Day: 16 Feb (Independence Day)

Currency: Lithuanian Litas (LTL).

Climate: Temperate climate, but with considerable temperature variations. Summer is warm with relatively mild weather in spring and autumn. Winter, which lasts from November to mid-March, can be very cold. Rainfall is distributed throughout the year with the heaviest rainfall in August. Heavy snowfalls are common in the winter months.

Holidays: 1 Jan New Year's Day. 1 May Labours' Day. 6 May Mother's day. 3 Jun Father's day. 25 Dec Christmas Day. 26 Dec Boxing Day.

Airline Name: Lithuanian Airlines (TE)

International Airports: Vilnius (VNO)