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This is Luthuania.

  2. 2. Lithuania on map
  3. 3. Country profile <ul><li>Country name: Lithuania </li></ul><ul><li>Capital: Vilnius </li></ul><ul><li>Population: about 3 000 000 </li></ul><ul><li>Area: 65 300 square km </li></ul><ul><li>Coastline: 99 km </li></ul><ul><li>Flag: The colors of the state flag </li></ul><ul><li>are yellow, green and red. </li></ul><ul><li>Location: Eastern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea </li></ul><ul><li>Highest point: Auk štojo hill 29 3,84 metres </li></ul><ul><li>Ethnic groups: Lithuanian 80.6%, Russian 8.7%, Polish 7%, </li></ul><ul><li>Belarusian 1.6%, other 2.1% </li></ul><ul><li>Religion: Roman Catholic. </li></ul><ul><li>Nationality: Lithuanian(s) </li></ul><ul><li>Language: Lithuanian </li></ul><ul><li>Government type: parliamentary democracy </li></ul><ul><li>Currency: Litas (LTL) (1€ = 3.4528 LTL ) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Economy overview <ul><li>metal-cutting machine tools </li></ul><ul><li>electric motors </li></ul><ul><li>television sets </li></ul><ul><li>refrigerators and freezers </li></ul><ul><li>petroleum refining, shipbuilding (small ships) </li></ul><ul><li>furniture making, textiles </li></ul><ul><li>food processing </li></ul><ul><li>optical equipment </li></ul><ul><li>electronic components </li></ul><ul><li>computers </li></ul><ul><li>amber </li></ul>Main industries
  5. 5. Economy overview <ul><li>IT sector </li></ul><ul><li>Over the last seven years this sector has grown by more than 100 times </li></ul><ul><li>Textiles: </li></ul><ul><li>Over 80 % of these high quality products are exported to the EU </li></ul><ul><li>Germany and Great Britain are the biggest investors in this field </li></ul><ul><li>Food industry: </li></ul><ul><li>53 % of Lithuania cheese is exported to the US market </li></ul><ul><li>Hi-Tech: </li></ul><ul><li>About 60 % of the world market for picosecond and multicolour lasers is designed and produced in Vilnius </li></ul>Some interesting figures
  6. 6. Economy overview <ul><li>Countries: </li></ul>Biggest investors Companies:
  7. 7. History facts We descended from the Baltic Tribes, that were living by the Baltic Sea about 1000 years BC.
  8. 8. History facts In the 14th-15th centuries Lithuania was the largest and most powerful state in Central Europe, extending from the Baltic to the Black Sea s
  9. 9. Lithuanian State was established in the 13 th century. The only King of Lithuania was Mindaugas.
  10. 10. History facts The Polish – Lithuanian Commonwealth, a dualistic state of Poland and Lithuania, was established in July 1569 (Rzeczpospolita)
  11. 11. History facts Independent between the two World Wars, Lithuania was annexed by the Soviet U nion in 1940
  12. 12. History facts Lithuania was the first of all the former Soviet republics to break away from the Soviet empire and restore its independence in 1990
  13. 13. History facts Lithuania subsequently restructured its economy for integration into Western European institutions and joined both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004
  14. 14. Vilnius
  15. 15. Vilnius Vilnius – capital of Lithuania, the largest administrative centre
  16. 16. Vilnius <ul><li>VILNIUS is the largest city in the country. </li></ul><ul><li>Now population of Vilnius is about 542 287 </li></ul><ul><li>A rea of Vilnius is 392 square kilometres. </li></ul><ul><li>Buildings cover 20.2 % of the city and the remaining area is prevailed with the greenery (43.9 %) and waters (2.1 %). </li></ul>
  17. 17. Vilnius Old Vilnius <ul><li>O ne of the largest in Eastern Europe (360 ha). </li></ul><ul><li>The buildings is a mixture of all European architectural styles </li></ul><ul><li>T he Old Town of Vilnius was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1994. </li></ul><ul><li>Vilnius is often called a baroque city, but here you will find some buildings of gothic, renaissance and other styles. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Old Town Higher Castle Museum Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania
  19. 19. Old Town Cathedral
  20. 20. Old Town Grand Duke Gediminas St. Anne's Church
  21. 21. Vilnius Modern Vilnius
  22. 22. Vilnius <ul><li>… by 2020, Vilnius is set to become the most </li></ul><ul><li>modern city in Central and Eastern </li></ul><ul><li>Europe and an international centre </li></ul><ul><li>for science, culture, business and politics … </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>Modern Vilnius
  23. 23. KAUNAS
  24. 24. Kaunas <ul><li>Kaunas is the second biggest city in Lithuania with the population of 415,700 </li></ul><ul><li>For twenty years Kaunas was a provisional capital of Lithuania ( 1918 – 1940 ) </li></ul><ul><li>There are over twenty-four thousand students at the Universities: Vytautas Magnus University, </li></ul><ul><li>Kaunas University of Technology, </li></ul><ul><li>Agricultural University, </li></ul><ul><li>Kaunas Branch of Vilnius University, </li></ul><ul><li>Academy of Physical Training, </li></ul><ul><li>Lithuanian University of Helth Sciences, </li></ul><ul><li>Kaunas Branch or Music and theatre Akademy, </li></ul><ul><li>Kaunas Branch of the Academy of Arts </li></ul>
  25. 25. Kaunas
  26. 26. Kaunas
  27. 28. KLAIP Ė DA
  28. 29. KLAIPĖDA <ul><li>The third largest city in Lithuania </li></ul><ul><li>Population - 177,823 </li></ul><ul><li>Ice-free port on the Baltic Sea </li></ul>
  29. 30. Klaipeda
  30. 31. Klaipėda An Old Lighthouse
  31. 32. Seaside The main resort - PALANGA The length of Palanga bridge – 470 meters.
  32. 33. CURONIAN SPIT few images
  33. 34. Trakai T own on water The medieval capital of Lithuania is situated just 30 km from Vilnius and surrounded by a chain of lakes
  34. 35. Valdas Adamkus Vytautas Landsbergis Famous people (politics)
  35. 36. National Culture Famous people (music) M.K. Č iurlionis 1875 - 1911 G iedrius Kuprevičius 1945 Violeta Urmana - world famous opera singer
  36. 37. Natio nal culture Famous people ( literature ) Justinas Marcinkevi čius 1930 - 2011 Kristijonas Donelaitis 1714 - 1780
  37. 38. National Culture Famous people (sport) Arvydas Sabonis Žydrūnas Savickas Virgilijus Alekna
  38. 39. Basketball – the second religion in Lithuania
  39. 40. National Culture Food Potato pancakes The cepelinai Cottage cheese
  40. 41. Interesting facts Hill of Crosses Pope Jonas Paulius II visited Lithuania in 1993
  41. 42. Interesting facts Grut as park
  42. 43. National Culture Lithuanian songs and dances celebrations from 1920
  43. 44. Amber
  44. 45. The Crosses - unique Lithuanian art
  45. 46. Interesting facts Geographical centre of Europe The European geographic centre is situated in Vilnius region, 26 km from Vilnius, following the direction of Moletai, near Purnuskiu village, mound Bernotai.
  46. 47. Interesting facts Darius and Girenas flight
  47. 48. Interesting facts Kairys flight Acrobatic flying world champion and his flight under the bridge.
  48. 49. Nature of Lithuania There are 2830 lakes in Lithuania.
  49. 50. Nature of Lithuania There are 1000 mounds in Lithuania
  50. 51. Nature of Lithuania Escarpments are very imaginative
  51. 52. Nature of Lithuania We like mushrooms very much . It is the best of them – baravykas ( boletus or borovik).
  52. 53. Thank YOU