Monday, 11 May 2015

Lithuania: The Land Of Storks

Lithuania, officially the Republic of Lithuania, is a country in Northern Europe. One of the three Baltic states, it is situated along the southeastern shore of the Baltic Sea, to the east of Sweden and Denmark. It is bordered by Latvia to the north, Belarus to the east and south, Poland to the south, and Kaliningrad Oblast (a Russian exclave) to the southwest. Lithuania has an estimated population of 3 million as of 2013, and its capital and largest city is Vilnius. Lithuanians are a Baltic people. The official language, Lithuanian, and Latvian are the only two living languages in the Baltic branch of the Indo-European language family. The currency is Euro (€) (EUR).

Some interesting facts are:
1. 6th July is celebrated as the Lithuania’s Day of Nationhood in the memory of Lithuania’s monarch Mindaugas’ coronation in 1253.

2. Lithuania is at the first position in the world in terms of number of hot air balloons per citizen. Vilnius is one of the few European capital cities where a person can fly with hot air balloons.

3. Lithuania is known for its homogeneous population in the Baltic States.

4. From a ranking in 2011, Lithuania ranked first worldwide for internet upload and download speed.

5. Making vodka from corn was first discovered by the Lithuanians.

6. Lithuania is the only country in the world with its own official scent, called the Scent of Lithuania.

7. Lithuania is known as the land of storks, the national bird for the country, with about 13,000 pairs.

8. Lithuania, till date, has kept the long lost European myth that birds bring babies. Little children still claim that they were brought by a stork.

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For tourism details visit: @Visit_Lithuania @Lithuania

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