Lithuania Religion
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Lithuania Religion

Catholicism is the clearly dominant religion. Among several religious minorities, Russian Orthodox Christians and Jews can be mentioned. The Catholic Church was a strong force against the Soviet occupation of Lithuania 1944-1991. In modern times, the Catholic Church has had a strong influence in Lithuania, but historically the Lithuanians were Christianized late. The Sami were […]

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Lithuania

Lithuania is a republic in northeastern Europe. The country is located on the Baltic Sea and is the southernmost of the three Baltic states. The country has state borders with Latvia in the north, Belarus in the east and south and Poland in the south, as well as with Russia’s Kaliningrad district in the southwest. […]

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Lithuania Knowledge and Culture

Many nations’ cultural expressions have prevailed in the territory of present-day Lithuania. Vilnius has been an important cultural city; not only for the Lithuanians, but also for Poles, Jews, Belarusians, Tatars and Karaites, and Klaipėda (then Memel) was an important city for German East Prussia. The architecture of Vilnius contains magnificent buildings of most styles. […]

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Lithuania History

Lithuania became a state in the middle of the 13th century and everything in the 1300s became a great power in Europe under Grand Duke Gediminas. The capital was Vilnius. The Grand Duchy opposed the Germanic advances from the west and expanded eastward into Slavic- inhabited territory. This is how the Baltic Lithuanians arrived in […]

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Geography of Lithuania

Lithuania has a length of approximately 270 km north-south, and extends approximately 350 km inland from the 130 km Baltic Sea coast. Few places in the country reach an altitude of over 200 meters, and most of Lithuania is less than 100 meters above sea level. The bedrock consists of relatively young sedimentary strata, which […]