Vilnius Lithunania

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 Poland while its main import partners are Russia, Germany and Poland.

Capital: 

Vilnius

Geographical size: 

65 286 km2

Population: 

2 921 262 (2015)

Population as % of total EU: 

0.6 % (2015)

Gross domestic product (GDP): 

€ 37.124 billion (2015)

Official EU language(s): 

Lithuanian

Political system: 

parliamentary republic

EU member country since: 

1 May 2004

Seats in the European Parliament: 

11

Currency: 

 Euro. Member of the eurozone since 1 January 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.