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NATURE AND CLIMATE
21 000
Number of white storks, representing the largest stork population in Europe.
POLICY
Parliamentary democracy
Type of government.
CULTURE
Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis
Most famous modern Lithuanian painter artist and composer.
RECORDS
Kristina Stragauskaitė
At four years, she becomes the youngest in the world to be awarded for bravery during fire.
SPORTS
Laura Asadauskaitė-Zadneprovskienė
Lithuanian pentathlete, Olympic and world champion.
TOURISM
1934
Date of first Sea festival to be celebrated annually on the last weekend of July.
CULTURE
Lithuanian language
The oldest surviving Indo-European Baltic family language.
TOURISM
Lonely Planet Top 3
In 2015, Lithuania was chosen as one of the best tourism destinations.
CULTURE
More than 3.5 million
Number of Lithuanian language speakers across the world.
LIFE
350
Number of degree programmes offered in English in higher education establishments.
NATURE AND CLIMATE
1 500 years
The age of the oldest in Lithuania and one of the oldest oaks in Europe, Oak of Stelmužė.
HISTORY
1753
Establishment of Astronomical Observatory, one of the oldest in Europe.
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