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About Lithuania


Lithuania is the southernmost of the three Baltic States – and the largest and most populous of them. The country is predominantly flat, with a few low hills in the western uplands and eastern highlands. Forests cover just over 30% of the country. 

The most important sectors of Lithuania’s economy in 2014 were wholesale and retail trade, transport, accommodation and food services (32.7 %), industry (23.6 %) and public administration, defence, education, human health and social work activities (13.9 %).

Lithuania’s main export partners are Russia, Latvia and Germany while its main import partners are Russia, Germany and Poland.

Capital: Vilnius

Geographical size: 62 675 km2

Population: 2 943 472 (2014)

Population as % of total EU population: 0.6 % (2014)

GDP: € 34.631 billion (2013)

Official EU language(s): Lithuanian

Political system: parliamentary republic

EU member country since: 1 May 2004

Seats in the European Parliament: 11

Currency: Member of the eurozone since 2015 (€)

Schengen area member? Yes, Schengen Area member since 21 December 2007.

Presidency of the Council: Lithuania has held the revolving presidency of the Council of the EU once in 2013. 



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Updated on: 2015-06-23 00:01