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BUSINESS
No. 1
We are European leaders in fibre optic internet development.
TOURISM
Canopy Walkway
Recognized as one of the most innovative tourism projects in 2015.
NATURE AND CLIMATE
800
Number of historic mounds.
TOURISM
1934
Date of first Sea festival to be celebrated annually on the last weekend of July.
RECORDS
42 000
Number of bottles making Jolanta Šmidtienė’s emerald Christmas tree, listed in the Guinness Book of Records.
EDUCATION AND SCIENCE
Oldest book author
Viktoras Ašmenskas, 99 years 10 months 14 days old.
SPORTS
No. 8
Lithuania is 8th by number of gold medals in the London Olympics per capita.
CULTURE
Jonas Mekas
Godfather of American avant-garde cinema.
RECORDS
CATcerto
The first piano concerto for a cat created by Lithuanian composer Mindaugas Piečaitis.
POLICY
141
Number of directly elected Seimas members.
POLICY
Parliamentary democracy
Type of government.
SPORTS
Virgilijus Alekna
The legendary Lithuanian discus thrower, winning two Olympic gold medals.
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