Quick Facts

  • Officially the Republic of Lithuania
  • Lithuania was the first Soviet Republic to declare its independence on March 11, 1990
  • Lithuania joined both NATO and the EU in 2004
  • Lithuania is also a member of the Schengen Agreement
  • Climate: transitional, between maritime and continental; wet, moderate winters and summers
  • Ethnic Groups: Lithuanian 84%, Polish 6.4%, Belarusian 1.1%
  • Languages: Lithuanian (official), Russian, Polish
  • Religions: Roman Catholic 79%, Russian Orthodox 4.1%, Protestant
  • Population: 3.5 Million
  • Major Cities: Vilnius (capital) 546,000
  • GDP per capita: $19,600
  • Current weather conditions –  www.weather.com
  • Tips for Travel in country – www.travel.state.gov
  • Currency exchange rates –  www.xe.com


Government in Power

Parliamentary Republic

  • President: Andris Berzins
  • Prime Minister: Valdis Dombrovskis

Healthcare Statistics

  • Life Expectancy: 75.55 years
  • Maternal Mortality rate: 13/100,000
  • Infant Mortality rate: 6.18/1,000
  • Physicians Density: 3.664/1,000 population
  • HIV/AIDS: 0.1%
  • Risk of Disease: intermediate
  • Bacterial diarrhea and Tickborne encephalitis is widespread, occurring in warmer months
  • Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus H5N1 has been documented
  • High rates of drug-resistant TB are found in Lithuania
  • Infectious disease updates:  http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list.htm

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