Introduction

Summary

Independent republic in eastern Europe, bordered by the Baltic Sea. Also bordered by Russia (Kaliningrad region) to the south-west, Poland to the south, Belarus to the south-east and Latvia to the north. Member of the EU.

Cities

Capital: Vilnius

Principal Ports

Klaipeda

Population

2.8 million

International Country Code

LT

Language(s)

Lithuanian. Polish and Russian also widely understood.

Religion

Mainly Roman Catholic

Literacy Rate

99.7%

Emergency Services

The emergency telephone numbers are: Police — 02 or 112; Fire — 01 or 112; Ambulance — 03 or 112

Weights and Measures

Metric system

Electricity Supply

AC 230V, 50Hz

International Direct Dialling Code

00 370

Time

2 hours ahead of GMT.

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