In 1940, the Soviet Union occupied Lithuania and forced it to become one of the 15 republics of the Soviet Union. Lithuania regained independence in 1991, the year the Soviet Union dissolved.
The five national parks of Lithuania reflect the intensity and diversity of the landscape; the lake district of eastern Aukstaitija; the forests of Dzukija; the woodlands of Zemaitija descending into vast open plains; and the most spectacular of all, Neringa, set on a spit of land covered in rolling sand dunes and pine forests.
In January, Lithuania’s coldest month, the temperature averages from about 27 °F (23 °C). In July, the hottest month, temperatures average 61 °F (16 °C).
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
POPULATION: 3.5 million
LANGUAGE: Lithuanian, Russian, Polish
CURRENCY: Lithuanian Litas
ELECTRIC CURRENT: 220V, 50Hz. To power any electrical item an international adapter or a two pin plug is required.
COUNTRY DIALLING CODE: +370
TIME ZONES: GMT/UTC +2