Lithuania is the centre of Europe. It’s located near the Baltic sea which you can see on the photos which are in my profile. The territory of the country covers 65.300 km. Approximately ¾ of the country’s territory consists of lowlands and plains. But in my opinion the landscape is attractive with undulating terrain in the northeast and west. From ancient times, Lithuania was alluded to as the land of lakes and forests. The average mean temperature in July is about +17C annd in January it’s only about -4C. So we always have some snow on our Christmas day.
Talking about people Lithuania is the most ethnically compact Baltic State. About 90% of all inhabitants are Lithuanians. We all talk in our native Lithuanian language but not in Russian as a lot of foreigners think. Hearing our language for the first time, foreigners frequently say it sounds as if it were being chanted, not spoken.
Even today, Lithuania has a proportionately large percentage off rural population: 33% of the population lives in the rural areas. A lot of Lithuanians emigrate to other countries because of a pretty bad economy. Salaries are very little and the cost of living very high comparing with salaries. Lithuanians ar
Lithuania is a country dominated by the Roman Catholic Church. Over 80% of the population consider themselves Catholics.
Talking about culture I need to mention that our national customs and traditions are reflected through rural architecture, clothing, dances, songs, legends annd tales. The unique method of Lithuanian singing is known all over the world. We have a carnival – type religious holiday, Shrove Tuesday, which is very popular here. It’s very similar with Halloween. This day marks the start of lent, 40 days before Easter. We deck ourselves out with various masks, burn the More, an effigy of winter, and knock on the door and are treated to pancakes and candies.
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