24 interesting facts about Lithuania

East and West meet in the most amazing way, seasoned with the spirit of the harsh North. This Baltic country, once part of the USSR, is very interesting, especially its old cities. However, there is something to see beyond their borders, it is not without reason that ecological tourism is so well developed here.

Facts about Lithuania

  1. For several decades in a row, the population of this country has been declining by about 1% annually. The birth rate here is low, and many people leave to live and work in other EU countries.
  2. Lithuania has a population of 2.7 million.
  3. There are about 15 women here % more than men. All for the same reason – young men emigrate more often.
  4. Unlike, for example, the United States, where many have been renting for years, Lithuanians prefer to acquire their own. 90% of the population here have their own real estate (facts about the USA).
  5. The most popular sport in Lithuania, oddly enough, is basketball.
  6. Lithuanian laws forbid the display of Soviet paraphernalia along with Nazi Germany paraphernalia.
  7. In any corner of this country, fast mobile Internet catches, as in Estonia and Latvia (facts about Latvia).
  8. About 5 % of Lithuanian citizens are Russians.
  9. From the point of view of linguistics, the Lithuanian language is quite close to the ancient Sanskrit.
  10. The symbol of Lithuania is the white stork.
  11. Since the beginning of the 17th century, the square Lithuania has decreased by almost fifteen times.
  12. Here grows one of the most ancient trees on the planet – an oak, which is about 2 thousand years old (facts about oaks).
  13. About a third of Lithuanians live outside their country.
  14. Not far from the Lithuanian city of Siauliai there is a Hill of Crosses – this is a hill on which about a hundred thousand of them are installed.
  15. Lithuania occupies one of the first places in the world in terms of providing the population with high-speed Internet access.
  16. This country was the last in Europe to adopt Christianity.
  17. The ancestors of modern Lithuanians used the Slavic alphabet, not the Latin alphabet.
  18. In the 19th century, the Lithuanian city of Klaipeda was the capital of Prussia.
  19. For one season, the famous composer Richard Wagner worked here as a conductor (facts about Wagner).
  20. Black bread In Lithuania, it is still prepared according to traditional recipes and stored for up to 3-4 weeks. It is considered one of the best in the world in terms of taste.
  21. After the end of the Second World War, centers of resistance to Soviet power in Lithuania persisted for about 10 years.
  22. It is in Lithuania that the only one in the entire Baltic region is located railway tunnel.
  23. Many scholars believe that the Lithuanian language is the most ancient language still in use.
  24. About a third of the entire territory of Lithuania is occupied by forests and parks.
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