Capital: Vilnius

Population: 2,954,925 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Official Language: Lithuanian

Unofficial Languages: Russian, Polish, and others

Main Religion: Christianity

Ethnic Groups: Lithuanian, Russian, Polish, Belarusian, and others

Largest Cities: Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipeda, Siauliai

Main Sport: Basketball, Football, Ice Hockey, Rugby

Political System: Parliamentary Democracy

National Holidays (2016):

New Year’s Day (January 1)

Day of Re-establishment of the State of Lithuania or Independence Day (February 16)

Day of Restoration of Independence of Lithuania (March 11)

Easter (March 27-28)

Labor Day (May 1)

Mother’s Day (May 1)

Father’s Day (June 5)

St. John’s (Midsummer) Day (June 24)

Day of Statehood (Crowning of Lithuanian King Mindaugas) (July 6)

Assumption of May (August 15)

All Saints’ Day (November 1)

Christmas (December 24-26)

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