Ten Interesting Facts About Lithuania

I decided that I want to know a bit more about Lithuania and have started to read the wikipedia entry about them.

I will post the top ten interesting facts later today hopefully.

  1. By the end of the fourteenth century, Lithuania was the largest country in Europe.
  2. 190,000 or 91% of the Lithuanian Jews were killed, one of the highest total mortality rates of the Holocaust.
  3. On February 4, 1991, Iceland became the first country to recognize Lithuanian independence.
  4. Lithuania joined the United Nations on September 17, 1991.
  5. On May 1, 2004, Lithuania joined the European Union.
  6. Lithuania is divided into 10 counties, 60 municipalities, and 500 elderates.
  7. Lithuania has 99 kilometres (61.5 mi) of sandy coastline.
  8. 83.6% of the Lithuanian population are ethnic Lithuanians who speak the Lithuanian language.
  9. The historically predominant religion is Roman Catholicism.
  10. The 2007 estimated population was 3,575,439.
  11. JuozapinÄ— Hill is the highest point in Lithuania with an elevation of only 292,7 meters (957 feet).

Ok, so I found eleven. It was more interesting than I thought. :)

Comments

25 Responses to “Ten Interesting Facts About Lithuania”

  1. bored katmama on August 23rd, 2007 1:14 am

    so…time for an update! what’s happenin’ in the life of paul??

  2. sucky student on May 23rd, 2008 8:02 am

    is this a reliable source?

  3. Liana on December 8th, 2008 11:31 am

    we also have lots of hot people lololol

  4. Alex on April 1st, 2009 2:24 pm

    That’s true. I am Lithuanian an know it for sure.

  5. Anon on September 7th, 2009 9:06 pm

    also turns out lithuania has the highest suicide rate in the world. dont know how that happened

  6. stefanie on October 4th, 2009 8:45 pm

    this helped alot with my project thank you and where did you find this information

  7. Claudia on January 7th, 2010 4:01 pm

    Haha this site really helped with this stupid @ss prodject im doin in skool :)

  8. Scio on February 11th, 2010 12:11 pm

    lol thanks for the eazy info

  9. john on April 15th, 2010 8:28 pm

    I LOVE LITHUANIA. I get to spend a year there so i hope u are right about the hot people!!!! ;) And this info helped.

  10. Lithuanian on July 8th, 2010 2:00 pm

    LABAS (in english it means HELLO)
    Lithuania for me is the best country. :)
    if you wanna to know more about lithuania you can ask me. My email is pseudoarabe@hotmail.com

  11. poo on August 1st, 2010 7:55 pm

    ya bum smells

  12. poo on August 1st, 2010 7:56 pm

    this countrys gay nd i have to study it for scool arrrrrrrrrrrrrr

  13. poo on August 1st, 2010 7:59 pm

    the guy ho rote this is a complete asshole

  14. poo on August 1st, 2010 8:02 pm

    fuk u all

  15. Jenna on October 13th, 2010 3:08 pm

    hey waz up can u people help me im doin a prodject on lithuania

    ps.) i didnt evn know this place existed untill my dad said i was 25% Lithuanian

  16. Jenna on October 13th, 2010 3:09 pm

    poo ur mean

  17. jack on May 22nd, 2011 9:26 am

    i am doing an eal day on lithuiania and so need ot know about some of its traditions, food and culture, its for year 5 and 6 kids so something that i can do with them that is like a craft thing and maybe some tradtional food. any suggestions

  18. mightyconoel01 on September 29th, 2011 11:15 am

    IDK weather this is actualy reliable, coz lithuania is small & isnt the largest :/ oh btw ik coz im lithuanian labas

  19. Gabalia on December 13th, 2011 6:20 am

    Everythings true, im lithuanian. About culture and other stuff u can find some more info here:
    http://www.funtrivia.com/en/Geography/Lithuania-11791.html
    But i think that the 8th line is wrong coz in capital (Vilnius) lives a lot of russians and polish ppl. But the rest is true

  20. kass278466 on April 16th, 2012 1:19 pm

    this helped a lot . thanks (:

  21. someone on April 21st, 2012 9:36 pm

    good thing i found this or i’d have to still wander around in the internet trying to find infromation for my stupid project…

  22. Dorothee on June 14th, 2012 9:16 am

    Lithuania was always invaded by it violent neighbors, but it was GIVEN away by the President
    of the USA & Winston Churchill when they said to
    Stalin: “You can have Lithuania too!”
    Lithuania never asked the U.N. or the U.S.A. for
    help and all alone they rid themselves of the
    Communist Russians – considering how minute their
    size is, it IS remarkable!
    Also, the 1st mapmaker in the world + best
    1st University in world was established here.
    The Lithuanian language is one of the oldest on
    earth, older than Latin.
    Because of their present day success (and the fact that they voted for a wonderful female President) they are not in the daily News.
    The Scandanavians frequently travel & enjoy the
    Country of Lithuania by the way.

  23. AiLITHUANIA on July 3rd, 2012 10:00 am

    http://www.ailithuania.com is the website to check for.

  24. caitlin on December 6th, 2012 7:21 pm

    this realy helped me on my 4h speech!!

  25. Hansdika on March 31st, 2013 4:22 am

    Great info, even you can find more complete infos on wiki. But thanks for freshen that up!

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