This is a
little country wedged into a corner of the Baltic Sea. Lithuania is the
largest of the Baltic States but has the shortest coastline. Both its land
mass of 65,303 square kilometers and population of about 3.03 million are
similar to those of the Republic of Ireland. Lithuania was the last country
to adopt Christianity in Europe in 1387 and the first to declare
independence from the USSR in 1990. It’s as flat as a pancake with lots of
lakes and rivers and there are no nasty snakes or crocodiles or things that
want to kill you. There are lots of forests and little villages in
Lithuania, and the people have a strong sense of connection with nature as
the tonnes of rubbish lying around in it testify . The Lithuanians are very
good at playing basketball and emigrating. Charles Bronson was one of 15
children born to a Lithuanian Tatar father. In short, Lithuania is a strange
and interesting country.
Situated on the eastern shore
of the Baltic Sea, Lithuania‘s boundaries have changed several times since
1918, but they have been stable since 1945. Currently, Lithuania covers an
area of about 65,200 square kilometers. About the size of West Virginia, it
is larger than Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands, or Switzerland..........
The climate of Lithuania can be described as
typical European continental influenced climate with warm, dry summers and
fairly severe winters. January is the coldest month with daytime
temperatures usually around -5°C, but in some cases winter months can be
quite colder with temperatures far below zero,........
There exists a sound reason when said that culture is the mainstay of
the survival of Lithuania. Powerful during the Middle Ages this state
later weakened and was reborn with the same name in the 20th century. It
was purely due to efforts put in by its main ethnic group,.........
The Balts were the ancestors of
modern Lithuanians, they were people who arrived in the area about 2,000
BC. In c.1240 AD a man named Mindaugas united the Lithuanian tribes. In 1251
he converted to Catholicism. However Mindaugas was assassinated in 1263 and