Capital: Vilnius

Lithuania is the largest and southernmost of the three Baltic Republics. Lithuania is situated on the eastern Baltic coast and borders Latvia in the north, Poland in the southwest, and Belarus in the southwest and east. The landscape alternates between lowland plains and hilly uplands and has a dense, intricate network of rivers, 1.5 per cent of the country’s territory is made up of lakes, of which there are over 2800. 

Language: Lithuanian is the official language.

Electricity: 220 volts AC, 50Hz. European two-pin plugs are in use.

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.