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  1. 1. Rasa Butrimienė Anglų k. mokytoja Kauno “Varpo” gimnazija Varpo g. 49, 3031 Kaunas Tel. 8-37-380448 Lithuania
  2. 2. Major facts <ul><li>Official name: Republic of Lithuania </li></ul><ul><li>Official language: Lithuanian </li></ul><ul><li>Area: 65,200 square kilometres </li></ul><ul><li>Population: 3,700,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Religion: Roman C atholic mostly </li></ul><ul><li>Major cities: Vilnius -the capital city , Kaunas, Klaip e da </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Unit of currency: Litas , co nsisting of 100 centas </li></ul><ul><li>Neighbours: Latvia, Belarus, Poland, Kaliningrad Province (Part of Russia) </li></ul><ul><li>Climate: variable conditions, marine influences, hot or cooler summers, mild or freezing winters, rainy autumns </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>History </li></ul><ul><li>Lithuania was first mentioned in historical records at the beginning of the 11th century. </li></ul>
  5. 6. Major facts <ul><li>Official name: Republic of Lithuania </li></ul><ul><li>Official language: Lithuanian </li></ul><ul><li>Area: 65,200 square kilometres </li></ul><ul><li>Population: 3,700,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Religion: Roman C atholic mostly </li></ul><ul><li>Major cities: Vilnius -the capital city , Kaunas, Klaip e da </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>Unit of currency: Litas , co nsisting of 100 centas </li></ul><ul><li>Neighbours: Latvia, Belarus, Poland, Kaliningrad Province (Part of Russia) </li></ul><ul><li>Climate: variable conditions, marine influences, hot or cooler summers, mild or freezing winters, rainy autumns </li></ul>
  7. 8. Vilnius – the capital city <ul><li>the largest city in Lithuania </li></ul><ul><li>Was first mentioned in 1323 </li></ul><ul><li>found by the only king of Lithuania – Mindaugas. </li></ul>
  8. 9. Vilnius <ul><li>The population of 600,000 inhabitants. </li></ul><ul><li>The Gediminas Castle and the Cathedral are its major symbols. </li></ul>
  9. 10. Vilnius <ul><li>The capital city with a population of 600,000 inhabitants. </li></ul><ul><li>The Gediminas Castle and the Cathedral are its major symbols. </li></ul>
  10. 11. KAUNAS <ul><li>the second largest city in Lithuania </li></ul><ul><li>a former temporary capital of Lithuania </li></ul><ul><li>first mentioned in 1361 </li></ul><ul><li>Has the only zoo in whole Lithuania </li></ul>
  11. 12. Kaunas castle
  12. 13. Kaunas Our N ative T own <ul><li>Population: 400,000 inhabitants. </li></ul><ul><li>T he second largest cultural, economical and political centre in Lithuania </li></ul><ul><li>F irst mentioned in historical sources in 1361 </li></ul>
  13. 14. Kaunas <ul><li>In the old town of Kaunas one can see perfect Gothic and Baroque examples. </li></ul>
  14. 15. Kaunas Cathedral
  15. 16. Kaunas Town Hall
  16. 17. Klaipėda <ul><li>Klaipėda is Lithuania’s gateway to the sea. </li></ul>
  17. 18. Palanga <ul><li>F avourite summer seaside resort </li></ul><ul><li>Sandy beach, dunes, large botanical garden </li></ul>
  18. 19. Curonian Spit <ul><li>The Curonian spit is so unique that it is worth seeing especially if you </li></ul><ul><li>want to give your soul a wonderful sight. (V.Humboldt) </li></ul><ul><li>It is 98 km long dry land strip between the Baltic Sea and Curonian Lagoon formed by sea wa v es and wind more than 5000 years ago </li></ul><ul><li>In 2000 it was included into UNESCO World Heritage Site </li></ul>
  19. 20. <ul><li>The Museum of Amber in Palanga </li></ul><ul><li>It holds the largest collection of rare pieces of amber in the world </li></ul>
  20. 21. Šiauliai <ul><li>T he Hill of Crosses in Šiauliai serves as a monument to Lithuanians’ attachment to their religion </li></ul><ul><li>In 1993 Pope John Paul II visited this famous place </li></ul>
  21. 22. Trakai <ul><li>Trakai is a town on water </li></ul><ul><li>Trakai Castle is the only castle on water in Eastern Europe. </li></ul>
  22. 23. Lithuania ’ s S port <ul><li>Basketball in Lithuania is as a 2nd religion. </li></ul><ul><li>Arvydas Sabonis-the most famous basketball player </li></ul>
  23. 24. Folk art <ul><li>F abrics, ceramic, wood carvings, metalwork, colourful Easter eggs – “marguciai” </li></ul><ul><li>Folk music tradition </li></ul>
  24. 25. Traditional Lithuanian food <ul><li>Cepelinai – meat cooked inside a ball of potato dough, served with a special sauce </li></ul><ul><li>Šaltibarščiai – cold soup prepared of beetroot, cucumber and sour cream </li></ul>

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