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 number for all emergency services in Lithuania is 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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