LITHUANIA Area: 65,300 sq.km Population: 3,707,200 Population density: 56.8 per Sq. km. Lithuania Borders, neighbours • The total length of the inland borders is 1,609 km, • Coastline 99 km. • Neighbours: Latvia ,Belarus, Poland and Kaliningrad region of the Russian Federation. • From east to west the country is 373 km, and from south to north 276 km. Landscape Lithuania •There are no mountains in Lithuania, just uplands and lowland plains. •There are over 4000 lakes and 722 rivers. Capital Lithuania Vilnius Lithuania Largest cities by population Siauliai (147,000) Panevezys (133,300) Klaipeda (203,300) Kaunas (418,700) Vilnius 580,100 Lithuania Climate Transitional, between maritime and continental. Average temperatures: yearly 6.7°C; January 4.9°C; July 17°C; It can be as high as +30°C in summer and as low as -32°C in winter. Humidity: 78%. Any season, don't forget your umbrella. Lithuania Flag The state flag was created in 1918. The colours of the flag symbolise: yellow - the sun, light and prosperity; green - the Lithuanian landscape, hope and joy; red - the colour of the earth, life and blood. It symbolises the nation's courage in the struggle for freedom. State Emblem The Lithuanian knight, called Vytis, is one of the oldest state emblems in Europe. It dates back to 1366. Lithuania Government Parliamentary republic The Seimas (Parliament) is the highest body of state power. The Government is composed of the Prime Minister and 14 ministers. Lithuania President of Lithuania Valdas Adamkus was elected President of the Republic of Lithuania. Ethnic composition Lithuania Lihuanian 8,2% Russian Polish 6,9% Belarusian 1,5% 2,1% 81,3% Others Ethnic variations Lithuania Zemaitija Aukstaitija Dzukija Suvalkija Lithuania Lithuania SAMOGITIAN TRADITIONAL FOODS SOUR CREAM BUTTER HERRING ONION SOUP BACON BUNS Lithuania SAMOGITIAN TRADITIONAL FOODS • • • • BLACK RYE BREAD CURD CHEESE FLAX SEED SALT BREAD DRINK Lithuania Stuffed potato dumplings (CEPELINAI [tsepelinai]) Lithuania Money Litas is the national money. The current exchange rate is 1EUR = 3,45 LTL. Lithuania LITHUANIAN GOLD - AMBER It may be called Baltic gold, but it isn't always yellow. It can also be brown, white, blue or black. Sometimes it has dead bugs inside. It may be up to 50 million years old. It is mined on the Baltic coast and can also be washed up on the beach after a storm. Lithuania Language Lithuanian is an archaic language. Of all the living Indo-European languages, Lithuanian is the most similar to Sanskrit. The 32-letter Lithuanian alphabet is Latin based. Some vital items of vocabulary: no = ne; thank you = aciu; excuse me = atsiprasau; please = prasom; hello = labas; yes = taip; goodbye = viso. love = myliu; bread = duona; Lithuania Palanga Klaipeda Kaunas Palanga Trakai Siauliai Nemunas Nida Gintaro muziejus TELSIAI COUNTY and ZEMAITIJA COLLEGE IN RIETAVAS Telsiai County is located in the northwest of Lithuania and covers the Northern part of Zemaitija (Samogitia) ethnographic region. The county has border on Latvia. Mazeikiai Telsiai Klaipeda Siauliai Rietavas Panevezys Kaunas Vilnius Telsiai County consists of Mazeikiai, Plunge, Telsiai, districts’ municipalities and Rietavas municipality. Mazeikiai Telsiai Klaipeda Rietavas Siauliai SHORT DESCRIPTION ABOUT TELSIAI COUNTY (1) •Telsiai County area – 4350 sq.km; •Population – 179885 (85275 men and 94610 women); •Telsiai is the administrative center of Telsiai County; •Telsiai – the capital of Zemaitija (Samogitia) and the Bishopric center; SHORT DESCRIPTION ABOUT TELSIAI COUNTY (2) • From the County center Telsiai to the Lithuanian capital Vilnius – 285 km; • From Telsiai to Palanga international airport – 82 km; • From County center to Klaipeda seaport – 80 km; • Distances from Rietavas are 20km shorter. SHORT DESCRIPTION ABOUT TELSIAI COUNTY (3) The main spheres of economic activities: • Industry (milk processing, oil processing) • Service • Agriculture (breeding, growing of cultivated plants) SHORT DESCRIPTION ABOUT TELSIAI COUNTY (4) • Telsiai County has a seminary, a branch of art academy and 2 colleges where study over 2000 students; • There are 6 museums in Telsiai County; SHORT DESCRIPTION ABOUT TELSIAI COUNTY (5) • The country landscape with its low hills, lots of lakes and meandrous rivers, green forests, bigger and smaller towns is favourable for foreign tourists; • Zemaitija National Park – one of the richest natural places; • County has two Regional parks – Varniai Regional Park and Venta Regional Park. There are very good conditions to develop tourism in Telsiai County. A lot of Lithuanian and foreign tourists like to visit this beautiful land. Rietavas Mazeikiai Telsiai Klaipeda Siauliai Rietavas Panevezys Kaunas Vilnius Rietavas It's a small town (population in western part of Lithuania, not so far from the Baltic sea, situated on both sides of river Jura (which in Lithuanian means "sea"). Easily accessible from town the highway KaunasIt's a small (population in western part of Klaipeda. Lithuania, somanor farwasfrom the Baltic sea, For the first timenot Rietavas mentioned inon written sources in the year situated both sides of river Jura (which in 1253. Lithuanian means "sea"). Easily accessible from the highway Kaunas-Klaipeda. For the first time Rietavas manor was mentioned in written sources in the year 1253. Thank you!