Interesting facts about Lithuania

 

  • The geographical centre of Europe is in Lithuania.
  • Lithuanian basketball fans are surprising the entire world with their active Lithuanian team support.
  • The only original Soviet Sculpture Park in the world is in Lithuania.
  • Lithuanian language is one of the oldest languages in the world and it is taught in universities around the world, though only 3.5 million people speak it.
  • 2012 Christmas tree in Kaunas city was included in the Guinness record list (plastic bottles turned into a masterpiece of art and an ecology symbol), since the year 2000 Vilnius Christmas tree was the world's largest Christmas tree (326.47 m high, the length of the garlands - 6 km), in 2009 in Kaunas the world's largest Christmas tree made of books was built (5.50 m high, 1 million LTL value and 10 tons was its weight).
  • Lithuanian "Devil Museum" and "Cats Museum” are the only such museums in the world.
  • In Lithuania there is a large variety of beer. More than 80 breweries produce beer for every taste.
  • Lithuania is rich in history, because it is mentioned in written sources from 1009 and the age of archaeological findings is 13 thousand years.
  • We have one of the biggest pieces of amber in the world, which weighs almost 4 kg.
  • Disku’s thrower Virgilijus Alekna in 2007 was inaugurated as UNESCO Sport Champion.
  • Kaunas is the most Lithuanian city, where 98% of the population is Lithuanian but young people speak fluently English, and the 40 year-olds and older - in Russian.
  • Lithuania has “Snow arena” - the only winter activities complex in the Baltic countries that works round all year, which was involved in World’s Top 5 indoor ski resorts.
  • There is a Hill of Crosses, the only hill in the world with more than 10 000 crosses.

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