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Presentation of Lithuania to Spanish Students

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Presentation of Lithuania to Spanish Students

  1. 1. 5<br />WELCOME TO LITHUANIA<br />
  2. 2. You are going to hear and see:<br />Basic information about Lithuania and Lithuanians;<br />Some historical facts;<br />Famous Lithuanians;<br />Some traditional facts.<br />
  3. 3. Lithuania – land of rain<br />
  4. 4. Lithuania is a country in Northern Europe the southernmost of the three Baltic states.<br />
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  6. 6. <ul><li>Its population is 3.6 million.
  7. 7. Total area: 65,300 sq. km. Nearly one third of the territory is covered by forests, 4.5% - by inland waters.</li></li></ul><li>Nemunas 937 km (359)<br />
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  9. 9. <ul><li>The State of Lithuania is an independent and democratic Republic.
  10. 10. The state language is Lithuanian.
  11. 11. “Anyone wishing to hear how Indo-Europeans spoke should come and listen to a Lithuanian peasant.” (Antoine Meillet)</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Lithuania's climate is relatively mild. Average temperatures on the coast are -2.5 °C in January and 16 °C in July. In Vilnius the average temperatures are -6 °C in January and 16 °C in July.
  12. 12. The currency is Litas (Lt) – 1€ is 3.45Lt.
  13. 13. Ethnic composition: Lithuanians – 83.5%; </li></ul> Polish – 6.7%<br /> Russians – 6.3%<br /> Belarusians – 1.2%<br /> others – 2.3%<br />
  14. 14. <ul><li> Its capital and the largest city is Vilnius (population 541,3 thousand).
  15. 15. Last year (2009) Vilnius was European Capital of Culture. </li></li></ul><li>
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  19. 19. Kaunas<br />
  20. 20. Klaipėda<br />
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  22. 22. Mažeikiai<br />
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  26. 26. THE STATE EMBLEM: <br />SINCE 1991, THE STATE EMBLEM IS WHITE VYTIS (A MOUNTED ARMOURED KNIGHT WITH A RAISED SWORD) AGAINST A RED BACKGROUND.<br />
  27. 27. The first written mention of Lithuania is found in a medieval German manuscript, the Quedlinburg Chronicle, on 14 February 1009. <br />
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  29. 29. <ul><li>The Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth -1569.
  30. 30. The Commonwealth was partitioned in 1772, 1792, and 1795 by the Russian Empire, Prussia, and Habsburg Austria.
  31. 31. Declaration of the indipendanceof Lithuania – 1918.
  32. 32. Lithuania’s occupation by the Soviet Union 1940 – 1990.
  33. 33. Lithuania's renewed independence – 1990.</li></li></ul><li>
  34. 34. Famous people in Lithuania<br />
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  36. 36. Dalia Grybauskaitė<br />
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  38. 38. Andrius Kubilius<br />
  39. 39. ArvydasSabonis<br />
  40. 40. EdgarasJankauskas<br />
  41. 41. Žydrūnas Savickas<br />
  42. 42. Ingeborga Dapkūnaitė<br />
  43. 43. Oskaras Koršunovas<br />
  44. 44. Andrius Mamontovas<br />
  45. 45. Traditional food<br />
  46. 46. Black rye bread<br />
  47. 47. Curd cheese<br />
  48. 48. Cold beetroot soup<br />
  49. 49. Zeppelins<br />
  50. 50. Potato pankakes<br />
  51. 51. Potato cake with bacon (kugelis)<br />
  52. 52. It is better to go, see and taste everything once than to hear about that a hundred of times… <br />
  53. 53. Lithuaniais waiting for you!!! <br />I hope you enjoyed it… <br /> THANK YOU = AČIŪ!!!<br />

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